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Novelist George V. Higgins '61 

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Shelf life 

Of making many books there is no end. 

Just inside the main entrance to 
the O'Neill Library stands an 
island of three-high shelves on 
which the library displays its recent 

All told there are about 100 books 
there at any time, their dust jacket 
covers gleaming like fresh paint, and 
I, for one, can't pass by on any library 
errand — whether to check the date 
of Jerome Nadal's birth or the hy- 
perbolic claims of a stereo speaker 
manufacturer — without stopping to 
paw over the fresh goods. 

It is rare to find a popular or widely 
reviewed book in the display. Those, 
these days, go directly to Bapst, which 
has become the repository of books 
you read for the pleasure of it. Rather, 
the shelves hold works like Art and 
Identity in Oceania, Wage and Labor 
Guilds in Medieval Europe, Music as 
Cultural Practice: 1800-1900, The 
Drawings of Titian and Roots of African 
American Drama. Worthy books all, no 
doubt, but none likely to break 
Danielle Steel's stranglehold on the 
Times best-seller list. 

The presses never stop and so the 
books never stay long. Replaced by 
yet newer works, they are shorn of 
their dust jackets, stamped with a bar 
code and shelved in the stacks. There, 
with occasional repair, they will, with 
any luck, spend moderately long lives, 
appreciated by those who need to 
know. Some may even live longer 

than their authors, granting them a 
measure of florescent-lil immortal- 
ity. But a day of reckoning comes for 
almost all, the day of the journey to 
dustbin or yard sale or microfiche, 
leaving room for a more complete set 
of Titian drawings, a more informed 
examination of black drama's roots, 
or a book none of us can presently 

Cold comfort though it may be for 
the authors of these works, best-sell- 
ers suffer a similar fate, and one 
perhaps made more ignominious by 
contrast with their former fame. In 
1891, for example, three of the five 
American top sellers were James 

A day of reckoning comes for 

almost all, the day of the 

journey to dustbin or yard sale 

or microfiche, leaving room for 

a more complete set of Titian 

drawings, a more informed 

examination of black drama 's 


Barrie's The Little Minister, Ignatius 
Donnelly's Caesar's Column and 
Francis Hopkinson Smith's Colonel 
Carier of Cartersville. Read any good 
Ignatius Donnelly lately? Posterity has 
not entirely dismissed 1 891's readers, 
however; the other two top sellers 
were The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 

and Tess of the D'Urbervilles. 

Fifty years on, in 1941, the top 
sellers were, in alphabetical order of 
their creators: Windswept by Mary 
Ellen Chase, Winston Churchill's 
Blood, Sweat and Tears, A.J. Cronin's 
The Keys of the Kingdom,]oseph Davies' 
Mission to Moscoxu, Dirk van der 
Hiede's My Sister and I, Margaret 
Leech's Reveille in Washington, Dou- 
glas Miller's You Can 'tDo Business With 
Hitler, William Shirer's Berlin Diary, 
Marguerite Steen's The Sun is My 
Undoing, and Jan Valtin's Out of the 
Night. Of these works, celebrated in 
their time — reviewed, discussed, and 
plumbed for their wisdom — only 
those by Cronin, Leech and Shirer 
remain in print today. 

Ecclesiastes was right, of course, as 
he was about lots of things. The am- 
bition to publish has been with us for 
a long time. We want to live on, to 
keep talking after the lights are turned 
out. To some very few it's granted to 
know that it will be so. But most, even 
those beloved by fame, fortune and 
The New York Review of Books, can only 
hope or suppose. It may even be that 
Art and Identity in Oceania, its print run 
of 1,200 or 2,000 notwithstanding, 
will outlast Ms. Steel's Heartbeat. The 
final results should be in by 2091 at 
the latest. 

Our story on writer George 
Higgins, whose maiden book, The 
Friends of Eddie Coyle, is still in print at 
19 years and counting, begins on 
page 22. 


Spring 1991 Volume 50 Number 2 


Douglas Whiting '78 


Ben Birnbaum 


Jana Spacek 


Brian Doyle 


Sean Smith 


Susan Callaghan 


Gary Gilbert 
Geoffrey Why '88 


John Morrier '88 

'61 MBA '68; Jo Ann Holland NC'75; Amanda V. Houston; 
James G.McGahay '63;John Morrier '88; Thomas O'Connor 
'49,MA'50; George Ryan '51, MA'53; Ernest Santosuosso '43; 
Robert Ver Eecke, SJ; Christopher Wilson; John F. Wissler 
'57, MBA '72. 

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My lunch with George 



Over a long, smoke-filled afternoon at Boston's Locke Ober Cafe, novelist 
George V. Higgins '61 , JD'67, discourses on writing, the law, book reviewers, 
BC days and why, despite the views of critics who place him in the pantheon 
of contemporary American writers, he isn't rich and famous. 

The mission 


A leading Jesuit supposes his order's future. 

40 Being here 


A black student's experience of 

Boston College. 


False alarmists 



Refuting charges that a recent Vatican instruction constitutes an attempt to 
censor theologians, a BC faculty member says the document provides a 
necessary extension of long-standing Church principles on dealing with 
theological dissent. 

Carl's gift 


Priest, performer, gadfly, scholar — Carl Thayer, SJ, was a teacher for a 





CLASSES follow page 28 

Photos on front cover and inside back cover by 
Gary Gilbert 

Back cover photo by Geoffrey Why 


Glory and hope 

The article "Sweet Farewell" [Winter 
1991 | brought back a Hood of memories 
of glorious days for BC football. As an 
underclassman, I was fortunate to obtain 
a seat on the alumni train (coach all the 
way) to New Orleans. I was one of those 
assigned to a cot in the gym, with the 
added distinction of being in the midst of 
the Tennessee band. It was a terrific game, 
highlighted particularly by that magnifi- 
cent line and "Chuckin' Charlie's" run. 
The Tennessee bandsmen were, to say 
the least, astonished. Coming home to 
the fire-engine parade through the streets 
of Boston put the finishing touch to a 
memorable time. My congratulations to 
Sean Smith for bringing to mind the days 
when BC was small in size but beloved by 
all of Boston. 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

Sean Smith documents the beginnings of 
BC's maturing in the post-World War II 
era, when football was a way to get BC 
known. 1 had been as enthusiastic as any- 
one then about the football program, 
although I took the unpopular stand that 
the student body, and I would hope the 
alumni, would have been just as happy 
had BC done what my other alma mater, 
Tufts, has done — play a low key, largely 
local schedule. I would be prouder of 
BC's Rhodes scholars or Nobel laureates 
than Heisman trophy winners. The 
O'Neill Library and our fine law school 
mean more to me than the football com- 
plex. I hope that BC will continue to grow 
in opportunities for real scholarship — 
not as a training ground for professional 
sports. The time for that sort of thing has 
long since passed. 

Newport, Rhode Island 

BC has not played competitively at the 
national level since the Flutie era, which 
(spontaneously) developed 40-plus years 
after the Leahy Sugar Bowl era. Attempts 
since then to match this level of play have 
only ratcheted alumni-media-budgetary 
emphasis higher while, paradoxically, 
pushing recruiting quality lower. The one 
sound reason that could be offered by a 
sagacious administration for a big-time 
program is that it will help publicize the 

University as an established institution of 
higher learning. There are, surely, equally 
effective ways to do this at a fraction of the 
cost. I propose that BC restore competi- 
tion at a regional level, as several Jesuit 
schools have done so wisely (and fru- 
gally) . Winning a championship in a New 
England conference wotdd make me 
more proud of my alma mater than 
watching it lose on national television to 
a Big Ten or PAC juggernaut that sched- 
ules BC as a breather. 

New York, New York 

Lab work 

I was pleasantly surprised to recognize 
my friends in the Petri lab in Brian Doyle's 
"The Proving Ground" [Winter 1991]. 
Doyle'srealization that "HigginsHall [and 
by extension "science"] is more process 
than place" results in a powerful narra- 
tive that reveals the way science is really 
done: often excruciatingly slowly with 
frequent failures and intermittent suc- 
cesses that lead to more questions than 
they answer. While the Petri lab shines 
through as the wonderful place I remem- 
ber, I was equally impressed by Doyle's 
effort to create an account of the joys and 
frustrations of working in a lab. I envy the 
time he must have spent there to describe 
the lab so well. 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

The lost season 

Coach Ed Kelly has brought the Eagles to 
national prominence ["Net Gain," Win- 
ter 1991], but this year's NCAA playoff 
game was not the first ever for BC soccer. 
The 1982 team was New England Co- 
Champions and played Connecticut in 
BC's first NCAA playoff game. 

Dedham, Massachusetts 

Giver and takers 

"Closing Carville," [Winter 1991] struck 
close to my heart. In the nine years I 
served as a lay missionary in Papua, New 
Guinea, I had occasion to work closely 
with those afflicted with Hansen's Dis- 
ease. Itiswonderful that strides are being 
made to control the disease — but it is 

amazing how little it is understood by the 
general public. Good luck to John Duffy. 

MARYM. LYNCH '52, MA'59 
Laconia, New Hampshire 

The results of your survey ["Young 
Catholics," Fall 1990] indicate that the 
Class of '80 has assimilated well into the 
society of "me's" and "I's." Ms. Wallace, 
Ms. Fraher, Mr. Taylor and Ms. Prince are 
wonderful, wholesome-looking young 
people struggling with the same begin- 
nings my wife and I were 25 years ago. But 
the thread that runs through some of 
their out-of-context quotes is that there is 
some expectation that they should "get 
something" out of whatever their expo- 
sure is to the institutional Church. That is 
the difference I see in a nearly 50-year 
look back: we learned to try to put 
something into this Church, whether 
ourselves, our tithes, or our understand- 
ing of the place and need and use of the 

Alameda, California 

Thanks to Brian Doyle for an effective 
contribution to the corpus of Kerouac 
biography ['The road not taken," Fall 
1990] . During those dark later years I sat 
many evenings with Jack, Tony Sampas, 
Tom Fleming and a few others at the 
Highball Cafe and Nicky's in Lowell. Jack 
was always very verbal, but there often 
seemed something fatalistic intruding on 
his ideas. He was usually feeling the ef- 
fects of cognac, which was his drink. 

Lowell, Massachusetts 


In a "Winter Journal" item in the last 
edition we reported a drop in the num- 
ber of Economics majors over the last 
decade from 696 to 221. In fact there are 
presently 678 such majors at BC. May all 
our economic declines be so easily re- 
versed. Also contra our report, there are 
139 Romance Language and 67 Chemis- 
try majors. H 

"BCM" welcomes letters from our leaders. 
Letters may be edited for clarity and length. 



Home grown 

BC's future ability to sustain student diversity is going to depend on whether it 
can replace dwindling government supports with institutional financial aid 


In the fiscal year that begins on 
June 1, 1991, Boston College will 
spend $31.8 million on overall tu- 
ition remission, including financial 
aidfor undergraduates. Thatfigure — 
equivalent to 12 percent of the total 
1991-92 operating budget — repre- 
sents a 13 percent increase over the 
current year, a nearly 100 percent 
increase over 1985-86 and a more 
than 200 percent increase in inter- 

'At the beginning, Boston 

College attracted children 

largely from the poor, Catholic 

families of Boston. We have 

grown in many ways, and now 

have students from all over the 

world. But we do not want to 

leave behind families of more 

modest means. ' 

nally generated financial aid in the 
last 10 years. 

While BC has always used its own 
funds to support financial aid, gov- 
ernment cutbacks, tuition growth and 
increased student need have recently 
triggered rising demand for such 
funds. This has brought University 
officials to the determination that if 
Boston College is to maintain its 
quality and its character as a provider 
of education to an economically and 
culturally diverse student body, it will 
need to dramatically enhance its abil- 
ity to assist students with meeting the 
cost of private higher education. 

Without healthy financial aid re- 
sources, said Academic Vice Presi- 

dent William B. Neenan, SJ, colleges 
and universities face the prospect of 
an economically polarized student 
body: on the one hand, children from 
wealthy families with little or no need 
of assistance; on the other, children 
from poor families with pronounced 
need. "It is important that we main- 
tain the middle, "said Fr. Neenan. "At 
the beginning, Boston College at- 
tracted children largely from the 
poor, Catholic families of Boston. 
We have grown in many ways, and we 
now have students from all over the 
world. But we do not want to leave 
behind families of more modest 

The key to keeping BC open to 
such families will be financial sup- 
port from alumni and friends. To this 
point, said Financial Vice President 

Peter McKenzie, BC's provision of 
internal funds has "maintained the 
pace. Whether we can begin to offer 
more assistance to students depends 
on our ability to go out and get alumni, 
family or friends to donate incre- 
mental increases that can be used 
towards that kind of expenditure." 

One aspect of this institutional aid 
that administrators are particularly 
keen on developing is endowed 
scholarships — scholarships that are 
paid out from earnings on a corpus 
of donated funds restricted to finan- 
cial aid. Today, thanks principally to 
the Campaign for Boston College, 
Boston College annually offers $2.2 
million in financial aid from earn- 
ings on scholarship endowments, 
compared to $900,000 five years ago 
and $500,000 10 years ago. While the 

$ millions 

Boston College aid to students 

Fiscal Year 8 3 

In response to rising need and diminishing government support, BC tuition remission has grown by more 
than 200 percent over the past decade, from $10.3 million to $31.8 million budgeted for 1991-92. 


$2.2 million current annual expendi- 
ture from endowed scholarships is an 
all-lime high for BC, administrators 
hope for more help as the Campaign 
goes on. Some $73 million of the 
( Campaign is targeted for endowment, 
and part of that total will be devoted 
to scholarships. 

"You have to keep in mind the 
difference between an ordinary 
scholarship and an endowed scholar- 
ship," said McKenzie. "If you receive 
a straight $100,000 gift for a scholar- 
ship, once it is spent, it is gone. Now, 
of course, diis doesn't mean you don't 
welcome that kind of scholarship; 
someone cared enough to give it, 
and those funds definitely fill a need. 
"But an endowment lives forever," 
McKenzie said. "If someone gives you 
a $1 million endowment, you go to 
the treasurer and have him invest it, 
and you set aside a certain amount 
for scholarships that year. But at the 
end of the year, hopefully, that en- 
dowment will now have grown to $1 . 1 
million. Those kinds of scholarships 
are difficult to raise, but with them 
you get the assurance that you will 
always have 
something to 

59 percent of 
the Boston 
College un- 
i ... student body 

^^k ^W Hm^m receives some 
A . ^^^j sort of assis- 
tance through 
the Financial 
Aid Office, up 
2 percent or some 160 students from 
two years ago. Over the same period, 
the number of students expressing 
financial need has increased by 537, 
or 7 percent. And at the same time, 
says Dean for Enrollment Manage- 
ment Robert Lay, federal aid to BC 
students was either level funded or 
declining — it fell by $1 million last 
year — while state aid has resembled a 
descending flight of stairs, dropping 
by more than $1 million over the past 

McKenzie: "An endow 
ment lives forever" 

Lay: Outside aid declining 

three years, 
and may well 
drop further 
as a result of 
poor eco- 
nomic condi- 
tions. The re- 
sult was that 
this year and 
last, after aid 
from all 

sources — per- 
sonal, govern- 
ment and BC — was taken into ac- 
count, Boston College students still 
needed to find an additional $10 
million to meet educational costs. 

As difficult as the decreases in gov- 
ernment aid have been, uncertainty 
about the future is equally worrisome. 
While the coming year's federal aid 
budget is not likely to change signifi- 
cantly, financial aid officers have their 
eyes on the coming Congressional 
reauthorization process for the 
Higher Education Act, which takes 
place every four years. 

Rite of spring 

Some higher education officials 
and observers anticipate that the next 
reauthorization phase — to be com- 
pleted by September 30, 1992 — will 
be one of the most far-reaching in 
years. Issues likely to be debated in- 
clude tuition increases at colleges, 
the efficacy of student need analysis 
and ways to encourage families to 
save for college. 

"Ideally, we would like to enroll all 
of the students we accept, and not 
have students who must decline to 
attend because of financial prob- 
lems," said Executive Vice President 
Frank B. Campanella. "We are well 
aware of the financial pressures faced 
by the families whose children attend 
Boston College, and we have strate- 
gies in mind to reduce the growth 
rates in tuition — and, of course, our 
intent is to increase the scholarship 
budget. Given the national and state 
priorities, the best route to go now is 
through Boston College-sponsored 

For budding bioethicists, presenting at the Mendel 
Club's annual conference can be a baptism by fire 


The topic for 1991 's annual 
Greater Boston Conference on 
Bioethics is patients' rights and 
autonomy, and the 22 presentations 
to be made on this March Saturday in 
BC's McGuinn Hall span a range of 
subjects — "The Perfect Child Syn- 
drome," "Causing Death and Allow- 
ing to Die," "The Autonomous Pa- 
tient in the Health Care Team Ap- 
proach" — that would do credit to any 
academic gathering. What's unusual 
about this one, however, is that the 
central participants as well as the or- 
ganizers are not university faculty but 
their undergraduate students. 

Planned and run by students from 
the Boston College Mendel Club, the 
spring conference has for 14 years 
been moving aspiring young bio- 
ethicists from all across New England 
to spend a Saturday braving an au- 
dience of their fellows. For these stu- 
dents, the event amounts to a rite of 
passage. "It's a wonderful experience 
to do research, put points of view 
down on paper and present them," 
says Helen Maslocka '78, a corporate 
manager who, as a student, organized 
the first conference. "Sometimesjust 
one question from the audience 
might make them think differendy 
and begin to examine their point of 


view from another angle. That should 
be part of anyone's education." 

The bioethics conference is the 
44-year-old Mendel Club's most am- 
bitious regular event. Club mem- 
bers — future science and health care 
professionals — determine a topic and 
issue invitations to colleges that in- 
clude bioethics in their curricula. 
("Don't be intimidated!" urged this 
year's call for papers.) "It takes work," 
says sophomore Michelle Eason, 
1991's conference co-chair, "but we 
don't know of any other event like 
this which has gone on for so long." 

Dressed in styles ranging from ca- 
sual to job-interview — with a striking 
number of males sporting dark blue 
suitcoats and light-colored chinos — 
the students begin the day in 
McGuinn Auditorium at 9:30. Some 
chat and some sit and look over their 
papers once (or twice) more, includ- 
ing Sherif Lawendy from Clark Uni- 
versity in Worcester, Massachusetts. 
"I'm not worried as much about the 
speaking as I am about the whole 
process," Lawendy admits. "Letting 

out an opinion is not the easiest thing 
to do. But I was attracted to the idea 
of getting out to a different environ- 
ment, hearing others speak, having 
them give me some insight." 

As should be expected in discus- 
sions of true life and death matters, 
the conference has its heated mo- 
ments. During a break between pre- 
sentations, one raven-haired BC 
junior privately expresses disgust over 
a presenter's unconditional opposi- 
tion to euthanasia. Emotions likewise 
run high during the symposium on 
abortion when some members of the 
audience charge a Wheaton College 
speaker with taking too clinical a view 
of the mother-fetus relationship. Fi- 
nally, the moderator points out that 
the next symposium is due to start 
and, in the best barroom tradition, 
invites the interested parties to "take 
this out into the hall." 

But there is no shouting match, no 
skirmishing. A few students speak 
earnestly with the Wheaton woman, 
who nods her head but reiterates her 
views. Finally, she hurries off to the 

Emotions likewise run high 

during the symposium on 

abortion when some members 

of the audience charge a 

Wheaton College speaker with 

taking too clinical a view of the 

mother-fetus relationship. 

next event and the students rejoin 
their friends. 

"I congratulated her," says one, 
drawing a murmur from the others. 
"Hey, whether you agree with her or 
not, it takes guts to stand up there 
and say what you believe." 

Despite the occasional tension, 
there is a generally folksy feel to the 
conference. Students are as interested 
in talking to each other about career, 
graduate school and other immedi- 
ate concerns as they are about life 
support systems for the terminally ill. 
During one question and answer ses- 
sion, a Providence College speaker is 
asked what kind of health care he 
would want for his parents when they 
are old, and before he can respond, 
his father calls from the audience, 
"Watch how you answer that! " A little 
sheepishly at first, the young man 
gives a brief extolment of homecare. 
"I like that answer," his mother calls 

"These students are searching, try- 
ing things, that's what it's all about," 
says Associate Professor of Biology 
Donald Plocke, SJ, the Mendel Club 
faculty advisor since 1966. "If you ask 
me what the papers have been like 
over the years, I would say a few have 
been terrible, a few have been excel- 
lent, and there have been a lot in 
between. The most important thing 
is the students have become very in- 
terested in bioethical issues, and here 
is a way of sustaining that interest." 


Pep talk 

We'll preserve ideals as we seek victories, AD Gladchuk tells Laetare gathering 



ixing nostalgia with optimism 
in a call "to keep the faith," 
Athletic Director Chet 
Gladchuk told the Alumni 
Association's 40th annual Laetare 
Sunday Communion Breakfast audi- 
ence that he believes BC athletics can 
uphold its competitive tradition 
without compromising University 
academic or ethical standards. 

"We will build our credibility," said 
Gladchuk '73, former AD at Tulane 
University. "At Tulane, we were very 
efficient in our operation. We made 
certain that for every dollar invested, 
there was a significant return. The 
same thing is going to happen at 
Boston College." 

Appointed in December to suc- 

ceed Bill Flynn '39, Gladchuk made 
prominent reference to the football 
program but also promised support 
for other sports, men's and women's, 
and said athletes would be asked to 
serve as role models and represent 
the University's ideals and values. 

"Our admissions standards will not 
waver," Gladchuk said to the March 
10 gathering of nearly 1,000 in 
McElroy Dining Room. "We will bring 
in student-athletes who can compete 
in our classrooms. Just as people like 
Bill Flynn have done, we will protect 
the value of the Boston College de- 
gree. My focus is not only our gradu- 
ation rate but our education rate. It is 
important that our student-athletes — 
despite the rigors, despite all the ups 
and downs and time demands — have 

University President J. Donald Monan, SJ, atthe Laetare Breakfast with Roy J. Heffernan, James O'Brien 
and Patrick Donovan, all of the Class ot 1916 and, with an average age of 96, BC's oldest living graduates. 
Alumni Association Executive Director John Wissler '57, noted that this was the first time BC was able 
to honor three members of a 75th reunion class. 

the resources, the backing, the learn- 
ing, whatever is necessary to be suc- 
cessful in the classroom." 

Another priority, Gladchuk said, 
is to make sure student-athlete be- 
havior more than meets University 
standards. While he averred that sub- 
stance abuse was not a problem in BC 
athletics, Gladchuk said drug use 
would absolutely not be tolerated. 

Expressing confidence in Boston 
College's ability to compete in Divi- 
sion I football and other sports, 
Gladchuk said college teams are see- 
ing greater parity than in past years 
and that institutions with high aca- 
demic standards are beginning to 
enjoy success. Boston College's 
membership in the newly formed Big 
East football conference, he pre- 
dicted, would help give the Univer- 
sity more national visibility. (See story 
page 16.) 

"There will be shortfalls and I ask 
you to keep the faith," he said. "Hang 
in there. As the foundation is being 
built, I ask you to stay strong, stay with 
us. Coaches will be of the highest 
ethical and moral values. There will 
be no compromise in our values 

In his remarks, PresidentJ. Donald 
Monan, SJ, spoke about his involve- 
ment with a committee of bishops 
and American Catholic college presi- 
dents charged with applying a re- 
cendy released Vatican document on 
higher education. The document is 
an affirmation, he said, of the indis- 
pensability of Catholic colleges and 
universities in modern culture and 
recognizes that religious beliefs and 
values cannot be separated from "the 
dynamic forces constandy shaping 
and reshaping our culture." 

The day began with a Mass 
concelebrated by Jesuit members of 
the Class of 1966. George Albert, SJ, 
was principal celebrant. 


Real life, real teachers 

EC's part-time faculty have chased Nazis, run courtrooms and earned an artists 
hard living — experiences that are their gifts to the classroom 


A group of BC law students is 
debating the most effective way 
of handling Saddam Hussein's 
violations of the Geneva Convention 
on the treatment of POWs. Should 
the Iraqi leader be tried in an inter- 
national court, turned over to Saudi 
Arabia or even brought to the U.S. 
for trial? 

It could be a scene in any class on 
human rights law except that this 
seminar on "War Crimes, Genocide 
and Terrorism" is led by a professor 
who has spent the majority of his 
career prosecuting war criminals — 
former Nazis found to be living in 
this country. 

A part-time member of the Law 
School faculty, Allan A. Ryan Jr. is the 
former director of the Justice 
Department's Office of Special In- 
vestigations. Currendy a staff counsel 
at Harvard University, he teaches only 
one class in his special interest — 
prosecuting human rights violators. 

There are 572 full-time faculty 
members at Boston College and 345 
part-timers — or, in academic lingo, 
adjunct faculty. They are generally 
paid per course and are not tenured 
or seeking tenure. They range from 
legal and social work practitioners 
whose courses expand the range of 
the Law School and GSSW curricu- 
lums to celebrity guests like novelist 
Anne Bernays, now teaching a writ- 
ing course through the English De- 
partment. They earn their livings in 
ways other than teaching, and gener- 
ally teach because they want the chal- 
lenge of facing students and a chance 
to share the lessons of experience. 

"It's a clear benefit of being in 
Boston," said Academic Vice Presi- 
dent William B. Neenan, SJ. "The 
place draws excellent people, even if 
they don't have the great good for- 

Meyer and Ali Maleki '91: "I try to teach my students that famous photographers 
often began as philosophy majors who had no idea they'd pursue careers in 
photography. I want students to realize that the possibilities are there." 

tune to belong to an academic com- 
munity on a full-time basis. It's a rich 
environment, and we're in the lucky 
position of being able to draw from it. 
These individuals are a resource not 
only for our students but for faculty 
as well." 

Allan Ryan 
teaches his 
students how 
to use docu- 
ments and ex- 
pert testimony 
to prove hu- 
man rights vio- 
lations to a 
court's satis- 
faction. Stu- 
dents spend 
time writing 
on how to pro- 
ceed with liti- 
gation and 
how to get a 
court to accept 
Meyer, how- 
ever, brings a 
different sort 
of real-life ex- 
pertise to his 
classes in the 
Fine Arts De- 
partment — 
that of an art- 
ist who must 
struggle not 
only with mas- 
tering his art 
but also with a 
world that may 
seem reso- 
lutely deter- 
mined to ig- 
nore it. Meyer, 
a photographer and film maker who 
has worked on several important 
documentaries, including the PBS 
"Civil War" series, offers his students 
lessons in technique but also his ex- 
tensive array of contacts dating back 
to his apprenticeship with photogra- 


pher Minor White. 

"One contact led to another in my 
own life," said Meyer. "I try to convey 
to my students that it is important to 
follow through on projects and pur- 
sue your interests. I try to teach them 
that famous photographers often 
began as philosophy majors who had 
no idea that they would pursue ca- 
reers in photography. I want them to 
realize that the possibilities are there." 

Those possibilities were there for 
Eric Ludens '88, who recently exhib- 
ited his work at the New England 
School of Photography. Ludens 
credits Meyer not only with inspira- 
tion — "hearing about all the exciting 
projects that Charlie was involved in 
helped encourage me to go on" — 
but with a personal mentorship that 
has endured long past graduation. 

It is not precisely encouragement 
that David Manzo '77, provides to 
students who take his course, "Values 
in Social Services and Health Care," 
an inside look at the sometimes grim 
realities faced by social service pro- 
grams. In his presentations on finan- 
cial constraints, resource allotment, 
and the values they purport to sup- 
port and really do support, Manzo, 
executive director of a state-wide or- 
ganization of service programs, of- 
fers "a very different perspective," 
says senior Laura Gallagher. "I came 
to see that the problems in the real 
world often have no clear-cut solu- 

But the quintessential "real life" 
course has to be one called "Legal 
Aspects of Social Work. " Popular with 
GSSW students, it is taughtby William 
Hogan '49, GSSW'51, who presents 
the perspectives of a Norfolk County 
district judge, which he is today, and 
those of his former manifestations as 
Massachusetts' Secretary of Human 
Services, Commissioner of Public 
Welfare, Commissioner of Correction 
and Parole Board Chairman. 

Ronnie Friedland is a staff writer for BC's 
Office of Communications. 

Literary treasures 

Burns Library becomes home to major collections of 
Beckett and Hopkins materials 


Boston College's Burns Library 
has acquired major research 
collections pertaining to Nobel 
laureate Samuel Beckett and the Je- 
suit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins — 
modern literary figures recognized 
as unique and influential stylists. 

The rich Beckett trove of books, 
manuscripts and articles by the late 
Irish writer comprises what Burns Li- 
brarian Robert K. O'Neill calls "a 
world-class collection. " The material, 
which belonged to Beckett's friends 
Calvin and Joann Israel, covers 
Beckett's entire career and also in- 
cludes photographs of, and reference 
works about, Beckett, as well as 
"ephemera" like playbills, notes and 
an uncashed check. Nearly all of the 
material is hand-signed and inscribed 
by Beckett. 

Beckett: "a 


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An ornate missive from the young Hopkins to a 
school friend 

in the Hop- 
kins collec- 
tion are 75 
books and 
family mate- 
rials from his 
parents' li- 
brary, the 
poet's gener- 
ously anno- 
tated Bible, 
notes critical 
to understanding Hopkins' conver- 
sion to Catholicism at age 22, and 
Hopkins' second known surviving 
letter. Written by Hopkins during his 
prep school years, the letter describes 
how he was whipped and nearly ex- 
pelled from school for "a most tri- 
fling ludicrous little thing." 

The Beckett collection "may be 
the best ever assembled," said 
George Minkoff , a rare book dealer 
who brought the materials to 
O'Neill's attention last April. "It 
would be impossible to build an 
archive like this today, and it is as 
fully inscribed a collection as I've 
seen in my career. Plus the mate- 
rial is in fabulous condition. The 
Israel family and I are both thrilled 
that the collection will be housed 
at Boston College. We're confi- 
dent that it will be both cared for 
and used properly. Considering 
BC's interest in Irish history and 
culture, the Burns Library is the 
perfect place for an archive of this 

Beckett's publishing career be- 
gan in 1929 when he contributed 
an essay to Our Exagmination Round 
His Factification for Incamination of 
Work in Progress, a collection of es- 
says on Joyce's Finnegan's Wake. A 


year later he published his first poem, 
"Whoroscope, " which won the Hours 
Press award for best poem on the 
subject of time. Over the next half- 
century Beckett wrote dozens of nov- 
els, short stories, poetry, essays and 
plays, as well as a good deal of mate- 
rial that defies easy assignment to 
genre. His most famous work was his 
1952 play Waiting for Godot. 

"Last year at this time," said 
O'Neill, "we acquired, through the 
generosity of Brian and June 
Leeming, an excellent and thorough 
collection of William Butler Yeats' 
work. With this Beckett collection, 
we now have two world-class collec- 
tions of the printed works of two of 
the three Irish Nobel laureates." 
George Bernard Shaw was the third. 

The Hopkins material — which en- 
hances the large BC collection of 
British Catholic materials — is par- 
ticularly valuable, said O'Neill, be- 
cause "Hopkins destroyed much of 
his own writings dated prior to his 
entering the Society of Jesus at the 
age of 24, believing them to be un- 
worthy of him. Since so few of 
Hopkins' writings remain, this acqui- 
sition puts us in the first rank of 
institutions with Hopkins collec- 

Born in 1844 in Stratford, Essex, 
Hopkins entered the Jesuit novitiate 
in 1868 and took his vows in 1870. He 
stopped writing poetry when he be- 
came a Jesuit, but gradually began 
writing poems with theological 
themes. He died in Dublin in 1889. 
Few of his works were published dur- 
ing his lifetime, but in 191 8 a college 
friend brought out the first edition of 

The Hopkins acquisition was pur- 
chased with with funds from an 
anonymous donor in memory of 
former Academic Vice President and 
Hopkins scholar William Van Etten 
Casey, SJ, '38. It will join Fr. Casey's 
own Hopkins collection in the Burns 
Library under the name the William 
Van Etten Casey/Gerard Manley 
Hopkins Collection. 

A&S begins external 
reviews of departments 

Changes in the curriculum of 
one A&S department are the 
early result of a series of exter- 
nal reviews that will eventually touch 
all A&S undergraduate and graduate 
programs. "An academic depart- 
ment," DeanJ. Robert Barth, SJ, said, 
"should always be in process, devel- 
oping and changing. But this devel- 
opment shouldn't be hit or miss; it 
should involve solid planning and 

The reviews, which take into ac- 
count self-assessment and the views 
of outside evaluators, began last year, 
with a study of the Speech, Commu- 
nication and Theater Department 
(which has since dropped "Speech" 

from its name in accordance with the 
review committee's recommenda- 
tions) . The departments of Theology, 
Philosophy and Sociology have since 
come under study with the goal of 
reviewing all departments on a con- 
tinual seven-year cycle. 

Communications and Theater, in 
addition to changing its name, has 
increased the number of its required 
courses from two to six, adding two 
writing-intensive seminars and a 
course in the tradition of rhetoric. 
The Theology Department is in the 
midst of its long-range planning 
phase, according to Chairman 
Stephen Brown, and is considering 
strengthening or initiating programs 
in social ethics, Biblical studies and 
medieval studies. 


BOOMING BUSINESS— The Apotheosis or Consecration of Saints Ignatius Loyola and Francis 
Xavier, a Jesuit opera last performed in 1622, was revived for three sold-out performances in 
March at BC's Robsham Theater. Above, from left, Randall Wong, who sang the part of France, 
Drew Minter (Rome), Thomas Dinan (Spain) and student dancers. The Ignatian anniversary year 
performances drew unusual attention from lovers of early music, with one devotee flying in from 
California and another insisting on a reviewer's seat, claiming he had reviewed the opera last 
year in London. Boston Globe reviewer Anthony Tommasini termed the production "capable" and 
a credit to BC, but thought the tone was too serious. This last and the throwaway remark that BC 
"produces more quarterbacks than countertenors" earned a letter from Classics Professor David 
Gill, SJ, who noted dryly that the review "was a reminder of how much BC and the Globe have in 
common. Both of us have traditionally been much better at sports than at the arts." 


Legislators ponder 'tough 
choices'at conference on 
Massachusetts economy 

The ailing Massachusetts 
economy was on the minds of 
some 75 state legislators who 
attended an all-day conference in 
January co-sponsored by Boston Col- 
lege, Brandeis and Harvard's 
Kennedy School. The meeting, titled 
"State Budget: Crisis as Opportunity," 
provided sobering analyses of the 
state's economic situation as seen 
through the eyes of area faculty and 

There were three messages to be 
derived from the conference presen- 
tations, said BC Political Science As- 
sociate Professor Marc Landy, one of 
the meeting organizers: Massachu- 
setts needs to reassess spending pri- 
orities that tend to favor social services 
over education and infrastructure; 
the state needs to confront the ex- 
pensive price tag for its health care or 
it will face cutbacks that will hurt low- 
income families and individuals; and 
"as far as budget cuts go, there are no 
more choices between good and 
bad — only good and good." 

Among those who made presenta- 
tions to the legislators were Univer- 
sity President J. Donald Monan, SJ, 
state Senate President William Bulger 
'58, state House Speaker Charles 
Flaherty '60, and O'Neill Professor 
William Schneider. It was Schneider' s 
presentation that probably best 
summed up the mood of the meet- 
ing. It was titled "The politics of tough 

Cong. Silvio Conte '49, 
'devoted son' of BC, dies 

ep. Silvio Otto Conte, one of 
Boston College's most influen- 
tial alumni and one of the most 
powerful members of the House of 
Representatives, died on February 8. 
The energetic Mr. Conte, who had 
represented Massachusetts' First Dis- 
trict in the House of Representatives 

Rep. Silvio Conte at the 1989 dedication of the sports and convocation 
center named in his honor. 

for 32 years, was once described by 
The New York Timesas "a veritable study 
in perpetual motion." He was 69 and 
had graduated from BC in 1949 with 
a combined bachelor's-law degree. 

One of the Republican Party's 
leaders and its most famous maver- 
ick, Mr. Conte was celebrated during 
his long career for independence, 
humor and the joy he took from his 
work. Among the areas he champi- 
oned in Congress were veterans' is- 
sues, health care and research, trans- 
portation, the environment, energy 
conservation and education. Over the 
decades he used his seat on the Ap- 
propriations Committee to champion 
funding for student aid, facility con- 
struction and program assistance for 
elementary schools and university 
post-graduate programs alike. 

On behalf of Boston College he 
was instrumental in securing federal 
funding for the Thomas P. O'NeillJr. 
Library in the mid-1980s and recently 

sponsored legisla- 
tion that awarded 
Boston College 
$10 million for a 
catalysis center in 
the new Chemistry 
Center (On Cam- 
pus, Winter 199 1 ) . 
"Boston Col- 
lege has lost one 
of its most ardently 
devoted sons, " said 
University Presi- 
dent J. Donald 
Monan, SJ, who 
was with Mr. 
Conte's family at 
the congressman's 
bedside shortly 
before his death. 
"It is a source of 
great pride to this 
University that his 
education in these 
halls opened the 
door upon a life- 
long career of 
public service. In 
Silvio's case, how- 
ever, the style of 
leadership was more important than 
the leadership itself, for Mr. Conte's 
affairs of state were always concerns 
of people — to be dealt with directly 
and with understanding, to be ar- 
gued with eloquence and courage 
and resolved with compassion and 
unstinting generosity. Without him 
our nation would have been the 
poorer — less humane in its care for 
the weak, less energetic in pursuing 
the causes of disease, less determined 
to assure that today's young people, 
in whom he saw his own face, would 
have the opportunity for the educa- 
tion he had." 

Fr. Monan celebrated a memorial 
Mass for Mr. Conte in St. Mary's 
Chapel. Among the late congress- 
man's myriad honors were an honor- 
ary Doctor of Laws degree from BC 
(1975) and the St. Thomas More 
Award from BC Law School (1986). 
He leaves his wife of 44 years, Corinne, 
and four children. 


Chemistry's McLaughlin 
lands major cancer grant 

Organic reaction to toxins in 
cigarette smoke and other pol- 
lutants is the focus of a five- 
year, $205,000 American Cancer So- 
ciety Faculty Research Award made 
to Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Larry McLaughlin. 

McLaughlin's research focuses on 
the role polycyclic aromatic hydro- 
carbons play in the development of 
cancerous cells within the body. PAHs 
are products of combustion, 
McLaughlin said, and among other 
sources can be found in significant 
concentrations in cigarette smoke. 
Ironically, he said, the body's defenses 
may actually help initiate the process 
by which PAHs invade cells. 

"The liver oxidizes toxins which 
enter the body and breaks them down 
to more water-soluble substances," 

McLaughlin explained. "In this case, 
the liver generates something more 
chemically reactive than the original 
PAH. This may be the true carcino- 

If these reactive species bind to 
the cell's DNA, McLaughlin said, it 
creates the likelihood of a mutation, 
which then may be passed onto other 
cells during replication. "If the se- 
quenced mutation alters a particular 
protein, "he said, "these cells may not 
be able to regulate their growth. 
Eventually, there can be massive, 
uncontrolled growth of these affected 

McLaughlin is trying to determine 
the biological implications of a PAH 
lesion on a purified in vitro DNA 
strand, and how this could set the 
carcinogenic process in motion. In 
his research, he prepares a DNA 
strand with what he calls a "modified 
DNA building block" containing PAH 

Chemist McLaughlin: How do smoke and pollution kick-start cancerous cells? 

and examines how effectively and 
accurately the strand can be repli- 
cated by the cell's DNA synthesis 

"What we look for is what role, if 
any, the PAH lesion plays in this pro- 
cess," McLaughlin said. "Does it in- 
terrupt the replication? Did it put in 
an 'incorrect' building block? Did it 
not affect the process?" 

Students start Heights Club 
for deprived Boston kids 

Boston College students are 
working with children from 
economically disadvantaged 
Boston communities in a Big Brother , 
Big Sister-type program begun this 
semester by the Undergraduate Gov- 
ernment of Boston College's Social 
Awareness Department. 

The program, dubbed the Heights 
Boys and Girls Club, held its inaugu- 
ral event in January when 36 under- 
graduates welcomed an equal num- 
ber of Brighton and Dorchester chil- 
dren at Edmond's Hall, then escorted 
them to the New England Aquarium. 
The trip was one of seven planned 
activities the club is sponsoring dur- 
ing the semester, including an out- 
ing to the Museum of Science and 
participation in a mini-Olympics. 

BC students who join the club, 
however, are expected to do more 
than act as role models and compan- 
ions, said club founder Kevin Pulte 
'92. They will also look for signs of 
unusual distress among the children, 
who range in age from five to 10 years 
old, especially evidence which might 
indicate a child is being abused. While 
undergraduates may find the experi- 
ence to have some sobering aspects, 
Pulte says the club has enormous 
potential value to both students and 

if We want to promote a sense of 
community," he explained. "We are 
planning activities in which the chil- 
dren interact, work and play together, 
and are also given the security of 
having positive role models. For BC 


Sulan Chen '92, one of 36 BC undergraduates who formed the Heights Boys and Girls Club for Boston's underprivileged children, draws a laugh from young 
Nicole Donovan during a campus meeting prior to a trip to the New England Aquarium. 

students, the club offers a chance to 
become more socially aware, to gain 
a better understanding of the lives of 
these children, and others like them." 

Pulte began forming the club dur- 
ing last year and had no trouble at- 
tracting student interest. After re- 
ceiving some 1 00 applications, he and 
club organizers picked 36 "members" 
and 14 alternates. He had more diffi- 
culty finding an area children's sup- 
port organization with whom they 
could collaborate; one program he 
contacted, Pulte said, felt the club 
should have a psychological coun- 
selor. Finally, Pulte was able to build 
ties with parochial schools in 
Dorchester and Brighton. 

"We view this as a growing experi- 
ence for BC students," Pulte said, 
"and we feel it might be enlightening 
for the volunteers to see the environ- 
ment where these children live, to 
get a sense of the kinds of situations 
they face each day." 

Trustees approve tuition of 
$13,690 for 1991-1992 

ihe Boston College Board of 
Trustees has approved a $255.3 
million operating budget for 
1991-92 and set 1991-92 undergradu- 
ate tuition at $13,690— a $990, or 7.8 
percent, increase over 1990-91. The 
average room rate will be $3,705 and 
the board rate $2,790 — increases of 
$175 (5 percent) and $140 (5.3 per- 
cent), respectively. 

According to Executive Vice Presi- 
dent Frank Campanella, the 8.6 per- 
cent operating budget increase from 
1 990-9 1 ' s $235 million is the smallest 
percentage rise "in several years." In 
general, non-salary operating ex- 
penses in the budget were held at 
1990-91 levels. 

Campanella said there were three 
primary cost pressures affecting tu- 
□ Financial aid: BC's commitment to 

a diverse and qualified student body, 
combined with the loss of substantial 
federal and state financial aid in the 
past year, necessitated a 13 percent 
increase in scholarship aid provided 
by the University to its undergraduate 
students. In 1991-92 that aid will total 
$31.8 million or 12 percent of the 
operating budget (See story p. 3) 
O Employee compensation: Boston 
College, said Campanella, must offer 
competitive pay and benefits to at- 
tract high quality faculty and staff to 
an area where the cost of living is 
among the highest in the nation. 
Employee benefits in particular have 
increased markedly — medical insur- 
ance rates climbing some 20 percent 
in each of the past few years. 
O Construction and renovation: Two 
projects of long-term importance to 
the quality of Boston College, the 
Chemistry Center and the renovation 
and addition to SOE's Campion Hall, 
are among major forces driving these 


costs. Science and education, 
Campanella noted, are priorities for 
Boston College as they are for the 

Campanella said the University has 
been seeking other sources of rev- 
enue to offset the impact of these 
pressures on tuition, which supplies 
BC with more than 80 percent of its 
revenues. He pointed to the $125 
million Campaign for Boston College 
as an important initiative that directly 
subsidizes all tuition-paying students, 
and to a board approved increased 
payoutfromendowmentduring 1991- 

At the same time, said Campanella, 
cost containment measures — tighter 
controls on overtime and an energy 
management system in major cam- 
pus buildings — have been imple- 
mented, and others will follow. 

During most of the last decade, 
Campanella noted, BC's tuition has 
been 27th or 28th among 35 private 
colleges and universities with whom 
BC competes for students, and would 
likely remain at or near that ranking 
for the foreseeable future. 

Geology & Geophysics 
opens new facility 

Anew day for the department! " 
declared Geology and Geo- 
physics Professor James Skehan, 
SJ, as high spirits and a ribbon-cutting 
ceremony marked the January open- 
ing of the formidably named Geo- 
science Computing Network and 
Geoscience Information Laboratory 
in Devlin Hall. The system of net- 
worked computers will allow Geol- 
ogy and Geophysics faculty and stu- 
dents to perform complicated tech- 
nical manipulations and will link 
them to a network of scientific infor- 
mation outside the University. 

Associate Professor Rudolph Hon, 
who shepherded the project through 
a three-year planning process, noted 
that "scientists in this department all 
work on the same Earth, but we have 

no easy means of sharing data. This 
system is so advanced that it's really 
revolutionary for us. The level of in- 
formation exchange this affords will 
allow us to attract better students and 
faculty, as well as boosting research 

The laboratory network consists 
of two VAX 3800 servers donated by 
Digital Equipment Corp. and 10 
graphics and DEC window terminals, 
housed in Devlin Hall and at the 
University's Weston Observatory. 
DEC Vice President and Controller 
Bruce Ryan '65, was a guest at the 


■ BC leases seminary space 

In an agreement struck between Bos- 
ton College and St. John's Seminary, 
St. John's has leased to BC 7,200 
square feet of space for administra- 
tive use, and seminarians from St. 
John's have received expanded ac- 
cess to BC programs and facilities. 
The leased space includes the first 
floor of the south wing of St. 
Clement's Hall, which Boston Col- 
lege will use for administrative and 
professional personnel. Students 
from St. John's have been taking 
classes at Boston College since the 
mid-1970s, and 28 seminarians cur- 
rently attend classes in the College of 

m President appointed to panel 

Boston College President J. Donald 
Monan, SJ, has been appointed to a 
committee charged by the National 
Conference of Bishops with imple- 
menting a recent Vatican document 
on Catholic higher education. Pope 
John Paul II issued the document last 
September following two drafts and 
discussions among leaders of Catho- 
lic higher education throughout the 

world. Fr. Monan was among the 
presidents of Catholic colleges and 
universities who gathered in Rome in 
April 1989 to discuss a draft of the 
document. In addition to Fr. Monan, 
members of the committee include 
seven American cardinals and bish- 
ops and seven representatives from 
Catholic colleges. 

B Giving others a break 

College spring break is best known as 
a time for sun worshipping and re- 
lated activities on the beaches of Ft. 
Lauderdale and Daytona. But for 
nearly 200 Boston College students 
the 1991 spring break was a time for 
service. Through programs spon- 
sored by the BC Chaplaincy, students 
participated in outreach efforts lo- 
cally and abroad. In Boston, 20 BC 
students spent the break assisting with 
the refurbishment of low income 
housing, providing services for the 
elderly and serving meals at Boston 
soup kitchens. Another 150 students 
meanwhile worked in six impover- 
ished communities in Appalachia, 
while 10 others travelled to Jamaica 
to volunteer at the Home for the 
Destitute and Dying run by Mother 
Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. A 
fourth Boston College group trav- 
elled to California to conduct re- 
search on the ecosystem of the red- 
wood forests. 

ffl Fr. Barry named provincial 

William A. Barry, SJ, the popular and 
energetic rector of the Boston Col- 
lege Jesuit Community since 1988, 
has been appointed provincial of the 
600-member New England Province 
of the Society of Jesus. The appoint- 
ment was made by Jesuit Superior 
General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ. 
Fr. Barry will begin his duties in June. 
"Many people," he said, "have told 
me they're happy for me personally 
and professionally but sad to see me 
leave this community. Believe me, 
the feeling is mutual." ■ 



He said ... 

"There's a growing trend toward seeing Catholic tradition rep- 
resented in the [faculty] hiring process. If Catholic identity is a 
serious goal, and Catholic colleges are not to repeat the experience 
of formerly religious schools like Harvard, then hiring is key. I'm 
not advocating homogeneity of worldview ... nor am I saying that 
all faculty at a Catholic university should be Catholic. What I am 
suggesting is an unembarrassed factoring-in of a concern for the 
Catholic mission of the school. That doesn't mean all new hires 
should be Catholic, but I suggest it does mean that the issue of the 
school's Catholic identity is somehow a major part of the decision. " 

... She said 

"I propose a Catholic Studies program to give shape to a Catholic 
sensibility in history, literature, art and the like. Not theology, not 
religious study, but Catholic studies at the same level of funding 
and respect that womens' studies and black studies receive today. 
There is an enormously rich Catholic tradition in philosophy, 
literature, history, drama, art, political theory and sociology that 
should be treasured and studied in the light of what faith on 
campus means: a living electrical encounter with the sacred in 
the community." 

"New York Times" religion writer Peter Steinfels and his wife "Commonweal" editor 
Margaret O 'Brien Steinfels at a dual address on the religious identity of American 
Catholic universities on February 28. The conference was sponsored by BC'sJesuit 

Block that line 

It used to be that the 5,000 BC 
students who receive some $16 
million in Guaranteed Student 
Loan funds each year had to 
line up in More Hall to person- 
ally endorse their checks. No 
more. Now the funds are 
credited to BC tuition accounts 
through an electronic transfer 
from the bank supplying the 
loan. The impetus for the new 
system was BC Associate Con 
trailer Kathleen Mundhenk's 
frustration with the slowrlS 
manual processing of loans- 
frustration she took to the Mas- 
sachusetts Higher Education 
Assistance Corporation along 
with the suggestion that the 
funds be wired. A pilot pro- 
gram that began at BC and 
four other Bay State colleges 
last year was this year extended 
to 30 colleges and seven banks. 

ft ft ft 

Safe and sound: a Gulf update 

"BCM" recently looked into the well-being of members of the BC 
family known to us to have served with Operation Desert Storm. 

ft Rosa Collado, a sophomore from Dorchester, was called 
to serve with her Marine unit in Saudi Arabia in early 
December. According to her father, she was still working at 
American headquarters in Riyadh as of mid-April and 
would likely be home by the end of the month. 

ft Navy Lt. Karen Lynch '79, served as a protocol officer at 
the U.S. Armed Forces Headquarters in Riyadh and was a 
liaison between Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and officials, 
diplomats and the media. She was transferred stateside a 
few days before the ground offensive began. On the second 
night of the war a Patriot-Scud mid-air collision popped the 
windows in her room. Lynch was the first female ever to set 
foot in the Saudi Riyadh command center. 

ft As of mid-March Director of University Health Services 
Arnold Mazur, MD, was working at a Saudi hospital where 
Iraqi prisoners of war and refugees were being treated. 
According to his wife Nancy there was no date set for his 
return. A lieutenant colonel, Mazur was called up for duty 
in December with the U.S. Army Reserve Headquarters 
Detachment 803D Medical Group. 'The pressure is defi- 
nitely off," said Nancy Mazur. "He was preparing for the 
worst, but fortunately it didn't happen. He is certainly not 
on a vacation, though; he is working some very long hours." 

ft Anne Meriam Quigley '86, a captain in the U.S. Army 
Forward Support Battalion, First Cavalry Div., was still in 
Saudi Arabia at press time, according to her father Philip 
Meriam. While he said his information was sketchy, he 
believed that her unit had been involved in the assault on 
the Iraqi Republican Guard in Basra. Meriam said his 
daughter's return could be a matter of days, months or 
longer; he also noted that Quigley's husband had been 
stationed in die Gulf with a combat intelligence unit, and 
the two were about 10 miles apart. "She sounded in good 
shape," he said, "anxious to get home, and disappear into 
a bathtub for about a week." 

ft Sgt. Greg Schulte '89, of die 439th Quartermaster Co., 
Army Reserve, returned from Saudi Arabia in late March, 
according to his mother Pat. The barracks destroyed by a 
Scud missile in the war's final days was next to the building 
where Greg worked, she added, although he was not present 
at the time of the explosion. 

ft Jon Sorak, a University groundskeeper, returned from 
the Persian Gulf in early March with his Air Force medical 
unit. Sorak, who had been called to duty in October, was still 
at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts, as 
of press time but is expected to be tending BC's gardens by 
late May. 



Scalpel, sponge, 

It was late on ajanuary evening 
when one of Dr. Michael Foley's 
patients at St. Elizabeth's Hos- 
pital, in Brighton, developed a 
life-threatening gastrointesti- 
nal hemorrhage. The treat- 
ment necessitated passing a 
balloon through the patient's 
mouth into his stomach and 
securing it to the mask of a 
football helmet to keep it from 
moving. While St. E's normally 
keeps a helmet handy for these 
procedures, on this particular 
night it couldn't be found. 

Recalling the major repository 
of helmets just up Chestnut 
Hill, Foley made a post-mid- 
night call to Norman Reid, BC's 
supervisor of athletic facilities, 
and 20 minutes later Officer 
William Murphy and Sgt. Tho- 
mas King of BC's finest strode 
into the emergency room, 
helmet in hand. The timely 
delivery, said Dr. Foley, "with- 
out question helped save the 
life of this patient. " Said Officer 
Murphy with by-the-book po- 
lice understatement, "We've 
had some unusual jobs before, 
but rushing a helmet to the 
hospital is right up there." 

Bravo Reinerman 

The American Catholic His- 
torical Association has pre- 
sented Associate Professor of 
History AlanJ. Reinerman with 
its Howard R. Marraro Prize 
for his 1988 book Austria and 
the Papacy in the Age ofMetternich, 
Volume 2: Revolution and Reac- 
tion, 1830-1838. The prize rec- 
ognizes distinguished scholarly 
work dealing with Italian his- 
tory, or Italo-American history 
or relations. Reinerman pub- 
lished volume one of the series 
in 1979 and is now at work on 
the final volume of the trilogy. 

Sincerest greetings 
and salutations II 

Two issues back we reported 
on a personalized direct-mail 
marketing appeal received by 
University PresidentJ. Donald 
Monan, SJ, which memorably 
began, "Dear Mr. Sj."Wordnow 
comes of another effort that 
has succeeded, temporarily 
anyway, in gaining the 
president's attention. Also ad- 
dressed to J. Donald Monan, 
SJ, it strikes a no less innovative 
tone, beginning with the warm 
salute, "Dear Jay." 

low you get to uarnegie Hal 

BCbOp!, astudentinstrumental and vocaljazz ensemble that first performed on the 
Robsham stage four years ago and has since honed its skills in such venues as Disney 
World, BC fundraising events and Club Med in Huatulco, Mexico (they got a week's 
free stay for eight performances), has hit the big time. On April 29 the band — 20 
undergrads and two BC Law students — made its Carnegie Hall debut as part of die 
Youth Music Debut Concert Series. BC bOp! (rehearsing below) , whose repertoire 
ranges from swing chestnuts like "Tuxedo Junction " to originals by local composers, 
was for its first perilous years of existence held together by the will of its members 
and the largesse of sympathetic administrators. More recendy it has become an 
"official" part of BC, adopted by the BC Band, whose director, Sabastian Bonaiuto, 
MBA'89, contemplated a Carnegie appearance with an observation no doubt made 
once or twice before: "It is thrilling, absolutely thrilling." 



Chet in charge 

He's got the job he always wanted. Now it's on to the next dream — winning 


As a young man growing up in 
Amherst, Massachusetts, 
Chester Gladchukjr. cherished 
several grandiose daydreams. He 
wanted to play college football, as his 
father (Ail-American BC lineman 
Chet, Sr. '41) had done. He wanted 
to many a surpassingly wonderful 
woman. He wanted to have an army 
of children with rosy cheeks and sunny 
dispositions. And, he avows, he 
wanted, someday, to be a university 
athletic director. 

"It's true, honestly it's true," says 
Gladchuk, smiling at the memory. "I 
grew up around men like [BC AD] 
Bill Flynn and [UMass AD] Warren 
McGuirk as regular visitors in the 
house. These were successful, re- 
spected, highly visible men who were 
in charge of collegiate athletic pro- 
grams, and I tell you honestly that a 
career like theirs looked pretty good 
to me even when I was a kid. But I 
admit it was unusual." 

Twenty-five years later, Chet 
Gladchuk is happily married to Kathy 
Blunt '73, former BC cheerleading 
captain. He is the father of a small 
army of Gladchuks — John, Katy, 
Christy and Julie. His grinning face 
peers out of BC's varsity football pro- 
grams for the years 1970-72, when he 
played center for the Eagles. And, at 
age 41, he is the third athletic direc- 
tor in the University's history. 

His road back to Chestnut Hill was 
a winding one. After graduation he 
earned a master's degree in sports 
administration from UMass before 
setting off on a peripatetic tour of the 
Northeast in pursuit of that faraway 
AD's chair. "I worked in the ECAC 
office in Centerville [Massachusetts] ," 
he remembers, "then I was AD and 
football coach at the New Hampton 
School in New Hampshire, then di- 
rector of general physical education 

and assistant AD at UMass, then asso- 
ciate AD at Syracuse, where I watched 
that school turn the corner athleti- 
cally. It was a great educational ex- 
perience for me to see how it was 
accomplished, what we had to do to 
turn the page. In my time there we 
went from losing seasons to bowl 
games in football, the Final Four in 
basketball and a national champion- 
ship in lacrosse." 

Gladchuk thought he'd found his 
niche. But then, on a sports trip to 
New Orleans, he made a fateful 
speech at a Rotary Club. In attendance 
were some folks from Tulane Univer- 
sity, which happened to be looking 
for an athletic director. "Initially I 
said no, but they persisted, and even- 
tually I visited and came to see the 
kind of plans they had. I signed on." 

Taking over at Tulane was no easy 
task. A point-shaving scandal had 
closed the basketball program, and 
the athletic program was in tatters. In 
three years Gladchuk resurrected 
basketball, built a baseball stadium, 
raised $25 million for a sports com- 
plex and fostered a level of respect 
for Tulane athletics that hadn't been 
seen in 40 years. 

Then, far to the north, Bill Flynn 
announced he would retire, and Chet 
Gladchuk' s life swerved again. When 
BC called he was thrilled, intrigued, 
fascinated — and heartbroken. "To be 
honest, my leaving Tulane was very 
untimely," he says, earnestly. "There 
were things to be accomplished that 
would have been realized had I stayed. 
I felt uncomfortable leaving under 
those conditions, leaving people 
whom I respect and love, and I felt a 
real moral and ethical obligation to 
stay. It was also so good a job that 
there was only one other job I'd have 
left for. " On December 1 0, 1 990, Chet 
Gladchuk, Jr. took the other job. 

In the end, he says, he and his 

family came back because BC was 
simply too special to turn down. "Our 
roots are here, our memories are 
here," he says simply. "And I learned 
as a student what the true essence of 
Boston College was, what makes it 
different from any other university 
on earth. It was a lesson I never for- 
got, one that changed my life." 

It's a story he doesn't often tell 
and seldom tells for the record. As a 
senior, about to fight for the starting 
center spot, young Chet Gladchuk 
came down with an odd weakness he 


just couldn't shake. Finally he went 
to the doctor just to get a name for his 
malady. The name was chilling: 
Hodgkin's Disease, a form of cancer. 
"That was a very difficult time," he 
says quietly, "and it could easily have 
been a time when I faded into the 
woodwork. But, you know, that' s when 
I finally learned in my heart what BC 
and its people were all about. BC is 
sensitivity, encouragement, support. 
I got such moral support in what was 
a terribly traumatic and difficult time 
that I stuck it out in ways that amazed 
me. That was a crucial moment in my 
life. It changed me, formed me. It 
made me stronger, it made me set 
goals and get to them. It also made 
me treasure Boston College in a way 
that's hard to easily explain." 

Only a few months into his ten- 
ure, Gladchuk is already a vet- 
eran fielder of skeptical ques- 
tions about BC's ability to compete at 
its current level of competition — 
questions fueled mostly by recent 
poor performances in football and 
men's basketball. 

"BC has taken some giant steps 
toward being very competitive and 
winning at this level," he says calmly. 
"Building Conte Forum, for example, 
was a clear signal of commitment to 
success. We have a beautiful arena, a 
beautiful stadium, we've got New 
England in the fall, we have Boston, 
we have a great academic institution. 
We have the opportunity to win in 
the broad sense here. 

"Certainly, at the Division I level, 

the number of wins and losses is im- 
portant, and we'll be addressing our 
schedule so that we can win our share 
of ballgames. The Big East football 
conference will eventually bring us a 
fixed schedule, which will help us 
while still allowing us to play 
intersectional games. I think we'll do 
well within a conference, both in 
terms of wins and financial impact. 
The television structure, the revenue- 
sharing plans, the TV opportunities 
are all built into the packaging of the 
Big East conference. Independents 
have to schedule teams on any given 
weekend and hope that TV will pick 
up the game. Conference affiliates 
do not. That provides more financial 
stability. Conferences are also tied 
into bowl games, which doesn't hurt 
either. I think winning in the confer- 
ence will be the key for us in the 
future, in all our major sports." 

The first few months of his job, 
admits Gladchuk, have been hectic. 
"But I thrive on that, "he says, smiling. 
"That's what this life is all about. I 
need that contact with the commu- 
nity, with the coaches of all 31 pro- 
grams, with the alumni body. I relish 
the sort of campus community that 
cares deeply about its students the 
way BC does. Isn't that why we're 
here? Myjob is essentially to manage 
what resources the university has 
available for its student athletes: en- 
ergies, dollars, space. There's poten- 
tial for great success here. If we can 
win and generate more dollars, 
coupled with enhanced academic 
support, then we'll simply add to the 
admirable stability of BC athletics." 

Nothing, he avers, would make 
him happier than to bring success to 
BC. "I already feel like I've been 
blessed by my relationship to BC," he 
says, spinning around to eye the green 
expanse of Alumni Field from his 
window. "Blessed. That's the only 
word that even remotely describes 
my life. To add to that- — well, that's 
another dream. But I've learned 
dreams are reachable." ■ 



The teacher from Nazareth 

ddly for a teacher of his era, 
Jesus of Nazareth professed no 
philosophy, interpreted no 
laws, issued few prophecies, and 
headed no school. Rather, says The- 
ology Professor Pheme Perkins in 
her book Jesus As Teacher (Cambridge : 
Cambridge University Press, 1990), 
his orientation was "to change people, 
to change their outlook, to convert 
them." You don't do that, notes 
Perkins, "by giving [people] infor- 
mation, by giving them rules. You 
stir them up, puzzle them, anger 
them, stimulate them, engage 
them, worry them, challenge 
them." Something that frustrates 
people aboutjesus' teachings, says 
Perkins, is their seeming lack of 
philosophical principles and reli- 
gious method. "With Jesus," says 
Perkins, "it's not so much the what 
there is to know." While he de- 
clares the Kingdom of Heaven to 
be open to all, he proposes no 
formal training system for gaining 
entrance. "He doesn't claim him- 
self as a guru. Compared to the 
spiritual discipline laid out by 
Hinduism, say, Jesus' teaching is 
frustratingly simple, almost flip- 
pant. But the clue to his teaching 
is action — not promising, not 'believ- 
ing,' but doing. "Jesus talks "about an 
active God whom people can get in 
touch with. There's a possibility for 
human reform, for human beings to 
change their lives. In doing so they 
will discover things about God and 
themselves that they would never have 
expected. "Within thatapproach, says 
Perkins, lies an astonishing optimism, 
a conviction "against all evidence, 
that human beings were capable of 
radical transformation. And that is 
the awesome challenge proposed by 
his teaching: to transform yourself." 

Baby fates 

In an award-winning study of the 
development of children born to 
_ cocaine-addicted mothers, an SON 
faculty member has charted the fac- 

tors that lead to unusually strong 
patterns of neglect and abuse in such 
cases, beginning with the effects of 
intrauterine addiction and running 
through the first eight months of life. 
Associate Professor Susan Kelley's 
study of the health records of 60 
infants found that those exposed to 
cocaine were not only more likely to 
have retarded intrauterine growth 
and to be born prematurely, but fol- 
lowing birth were at increased risk 
for poor weight gain, inadequate im- 

munization and general neglect — 
some of this a result of the poor 
relationships most cocaine addicts 
have with health care providers. Ad- 
ditionally, infants exposed to cocaine 
may be more irritable, less likely to 
bond, and more difficult to care for, 
which adds up to a high risk of child 
abuse. The study, which won the 1990 
Pediatric Nursing 'Writer's Award," 
concludes that nurses must make 
special efforts to establish a trusting 
relationship with the mothers of these 
infants so as to be able to lead them to 
services that will help them to regain 
stability. Most importantly, Kelley ar- 
gues, cocaine-dependent mothers 
need priority access to drug ueat- 
ment programs. 

Power to the personnel 

A Carroll School of Management 
professor has advanced what 
he terms "a theory of power 
and science" designed to help indi- 
viduals and organizations reach stages 
of development few can ordinarily 
achieve. Too often, says Professor 
William Torbert, author of The Power 
of Balance: Transforming Self Society 
and Scientific Inquiry (Newburyport: 
Sage, 1991), these advanced stages 
are avoided because they are seen as 
risky. Torbert advocates what he 
calls a "liberating" organizational 
structure. Within this, a group of 
employees might be given a task 
with the promise that success 
would lead to increased power. 
After the first success the employ- 
ees would be allowed to set the 
criteria for another task; after the 
second success, they would be al- 
lowed to set the goal of a task. Not 
only does such a method encour- 
age empowerment among em- 
ployees, Torbert said, it fosters an 
increased awareness of organiza- 
tional roles. Another characteris- 
tic of the liberating structure 
Torbert advocates is that the lead- 
ership creates a process through 
which it can learn how employees 
view it and make that information 
known throughout the organization. 
Torbert offers the unlikely example 
of IBM as a company that, if not 
"liberated," has demonstrated the 
ability to take risks and make changes. 
In the 1950s, he said, it went from 
being a tabulator company to a com- 
puter company, decentralized op- 
erations and doubled revenues. In 
the 1960s it brought out several new 
lines, recentralized operations and 
utilized all its revenues. By opening 
itself up to new possibilities, IBM gave 
itself the opportunity to move 
through more stages of growth. Prac- 
ticing the risk taking that he preaches, 
Torbert chose a critic of his work to 
write his book's foreword. MIT Pro- 
fessor Donald Schon's verdict: the 
book is "a document of shocking 
grandiosity." ■ 



NEW YORKGALA— Some 800 alumni and friends of Boston College raised $600,000 for the Presidential Scholars program at the third annual BCTribute 
Dinner on April 18at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. William Aramony,MSW'51, president of United Way of America, waspresented with the University's 
Ignatius Medal at the event. President Monan termed Aramony a man "who has fulfilled the admirable and Christian purpose of generously and 
selflessly helping others." Above, from left, Geoffrey T. Boisi '69, his wife Norine I. Boisi '69, Aramony, Fr. Monan, BC parents Mary Jane Voute and 
her husband William Voute. Mr. Voute and Mr. Boisi, who are BC trustees, were co-chairmen for the dinner. The Presidential Scholars fund, founded 
at the first New York dinner, now stands at more than $1,000,000. 

Pace setter 

Alumni giving figures for 1990-91 topple records; stage set for financial aid push 

Record numbers for Fides mem- 
bership, for first-time donors 
and for reunion giving are al- 
ready highlights of a fiscal year that 
will conclude on May 31, 1991. These 
figures, which are expected to drive 
participation rates over the year to a 
record high of some 35 percent of 
graduates, come in the midst of the 
Campaign's National Alumni Phase, 
said to be a key element in the 
$125,000,000 Campaign's ultimate 

As of April 15, 1991, pledges total- 
ling some $120,000,000 had been 
received from private sources: alumni, 
parents, friends, corporations and 

"The National Alumni Phase of 
the Campaign is a push designed to 
both preserve the special character 
of this institution and provide a per- 
fect opportunity for investment in 
the future," said Campaign Co-chair- 
man James F.Cleary '50. "It's become 
clear over the course of the Campaign 
that financial aid for students is a key 
element in maintaining the 
University's traditional commitment 
to providing top-notch education for 
qualified students regardless of their 
financial status. The Campaign is an 
especially opportune time to make 
that investment, that commitment, 
to students." 

"What we've done so far is heart- 

ening," said Campaign co-chair John 
M. Connors '63, "but nearly 60 per- 
cent of our students qualify for fi- 
nancial aid, and in 1990-91 BC has 
budgeted more than $30,000,000 
from its own funds to assist them." 
(See story page 3.) The final stages of 
the Campaign, agreed Connors, will 
be particularly focused on boosting 
that investment in student financial 
aid. "It is," concluded Connors, "a 
matter of securing the future." 

Foremost among positive signs this 
year was rapid growth in each of the 
seven giving clubs, led by a record 
year for FIDES (gifts from $1,000 to 
$2,499). Last year FIDES contribu- 
tors made 1,193 gifts totaling ap- 


proximately $1,500,000; as of April 
15 this year some 1,300 givers do- 
nated $1,750,000 to the Campaign. 
"In the midst of an economic down- 
turn, that is a remarkable and very 
heartening sign of support for the 
University, " says FIDES associate chair 
Jennifer Lynch '77. Another strong 
sign of support: 6,000 first-time gifts 
received this year, a BC record. 

One more indication of the alumni 
body's response to the Campaign is 
the remarkable success of the reorga- 
nized Reunion Giving Program that 
has focused on two-year reunion gifts 
and five-year Campaign pledges. Ten 
Reunion Giving committees are to 
be recognized for their efforts at a 
ceremony where representatives will 
present their class gifts to University 
President J. Donald Monan, SJ. 

"We had not only a financial goal — 
$1,200,000 — but also a class partici- 
pation goal of 55 percent, and both 
have proved attainable," said Class of 

1 966 Reunion Giving Committee Co- 
chair William Lynch. "And we are 
very optimistic about our continued 
performance, even in the current 
economic climate." 

"I'm finding a genuinely strong 
commitment among class members," 
noted Kathleen McMenimen '66, who 
is president of both her class and the 
BC Alumni Association this year. 
"They're saying, 'I did what I could 
for BC in the good years, and I'll do 
as much as possible in the lean years — 
and when the good years come back 
again, I will continue to contribute.'" 

Connells establish aid fund 
for Lynn, Mass., natives 

oston College has received a 
major gift to support financial 
aid to students. The Mr. and 
Mrs. William F. Connell Fund for 

THANKS GIVING— An April 14 brunch in McElroy Commons honored members of the University's 
Joseph Coolidge Shaw Society. Shaw Society members have made planned gifts to Boston 
College. Above, from left: Charles Sampson '36; William Preston, of BC's Buildings and Grounds 
department; Richard Raher '51; and Beverly Raher. 

Student Financial Aid was established 
with a $ 1 ,000,000 gift from the former 
chairman and current member of 
the Board of Trustees. It will assist 
students who come from west Lynn, 
Massachusetts, and who qualify for 
assistance under the University's fi- 
nancial aid guidelines. 

"A Boston College education is 
second to none," said Mr. Connell, a 
1959 graduate of the University and 
the chairman and CEO of Connell 
Limited Partnership. "Education is 
the key to the door. I hope to help 
others who couldn't otherwise afford 
a Boston College education to have 
the opportunity to receive one. I know 
that many kids from Lynn dream 
about going to BC, and I wanted to go 
back to my roots there and help them 
do it," said the former resident of 
west Lynn who attended St. Mary's 
High School there. 

First preference for assistance from 
the fund will be provided to students 
who graduated from St. Mary's High 
School. Beyond that primary prefer- 
ence, eligibility extends to students 
from west Lynn who are graduates of 
any Lynn high school or St. John's 
Preparatory School in Danvers, Mas- 
sachusetts, and ultimately to residents 
of Lynn regardless of the location of 
their high school. If income from the 
fund still remains after assisting these 
people, aid can be directed to stu- 
dents from Boston'sNorth Shore who 
otherwise would have to leave the 
University for financial reasons. 

As established, the fund provides 
for financial assistance but no full- 
tuition awards. The purpose of the 
fund is to help cover remaining need 
after parent contributions, grants, 
loans, work-study, and other finan- 
cial aid components are taken into 

William F. and Margot C. Connell 
are the parents of six children, two of 
whom are graduates of BC, two of 
whom are currently students at BC, 
and two of whom hope to attend 
Boston College. 


Sunshine State provides 
warm Campaign reception 

Florida is famous for beaches, 
alligators, spring training and 
palm trees, but to Boston Col- 
lege the Sunshine State means much 
more simply because so many Eagles 
are flying south. 

Today there are close to 2,000 
Boston College alumni residing in 
Florida, and many more regularly 
visit for business or pleasure. Accord- 
ingly, the past several months have 
seen the formation of a Florida Re- 
gional Campaign Committee, and a 
recent tour of the state by Boston 
College and Campaign officials. 

University President J. Donald 
Monan, SJ, was among those on the 
tour, which began with a reception 
given by University Trustee William 
Voute and his wife Mary Jane. Other 
events were held in Miami, Boca 
Raton and Naples, and included 
meetings with regional committee 
members, alumni and parents of cur- 
rent undergraduates. 

The regional committee, co- 
chaired by Boca Raton residents 
Gerald Hogan '37, and his wife 
Floriana, has completed a round of 
organizational meetings and is gear- 
ing up for an active campaign, Mr. 
Hogan said. "Our major effort will be 
through one-to-one contact. The 
whole idea of this committee is to 
make a personal appeal. The results 
you get, the relationships you can 
build, are all very possible through 
that personal touch." 

Already, in fact, the Florida com- 
mittee has been the source of a sig- 
nificant gift to the University. Com- 
mittee member Arthur E.P. Flynn 
'57, who lives in Bay Head, New Jer- 
sey but often spends time in Ft. Lau- 
derdale, recendy endowed a $ 1 00,000 
scholarship in memory of his mother. 
"I'm happy to give something back 
to BC," Flynn said. "I feel a tremen- 
dous debt to the Jesuits at Boston 
College. They, along with my mother, 
made all the difference in my life. My 
gift is a chance to have a similar effect 

The Campaign for Boston College swept south In February, with the advent of a Florida Regional 
Development Committee. Co-chalrs are Floriana Hogan and her husband Dr. Gerald Hogan '37, here 
with University President J. Donald Monan, SJ, and senior development officer John A. Dinneen, SJ. 

on another student's life." 

In addition to the Hogans and the 
Flynns, committee members include: 
Mr. and Mrs. A.John Bono '65, Mr. 
and Mrs. James Doyle '52, Mr. and 
Mrs. Maurice Hart '53, Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Kelley '52, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Sennott '32, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin 
Toomey '66, Frank Phelan '28, and 
current BC parent Marie Wilson. 

Gifts create center for 
student academic support 

learning center designed to 
provide prompt assistance to 
all Boston College students has 
been funded through gifts to The 
Campaign for Boston College. 

The Academic Development Cen- 
ter, scheduled to open in September 
in the O'Neill Library, will offer aca- 
demic support for students and fac- 
ulty, including workshops on teach- 
ing and learning, developmental and 
supplemental instruction, tutoring, 
faculty development and support for 
students with special needs. Among 
the subjects to be included in the 
tutoring program are writing skills, 
study habits and exam preparation. 
University Librarian Mary Cronin, the 
center's administrative supervisor, 

termed the facility "an enrichment 
opportunity for all students seeking 
greater academic challenges." 

Plans for the center, which will 
be built this summer, include space 
for tutoring rooms, a classroom, 
computers, library and testing ma- 
terials, and offices for staff and peer 
tutors. An advisory board of faculty 
and staff will oversee the planning 
and implementation of the center's 

"In recent years, we have made 
significant efforts to encourage stu- 
dents to make use of powerful new 
technologies in pursuing their edu- 
cation," said University President J. 
Donald Monan, SJ. "Thanks to the 
support of friends of the University, 
we are now going to be able to assist 
students of every range of ability to 
understand better the process of 
learning that is the cornerstone of 
their education and to enhance skills 
or overcome obstacles in the learn- 
ing process. I believe that the learn- 
ing center, over time, will cut across 
every discipline in the University in 
assuring higher achievement levels 
in the learning process." 

"Enrichment is the key," Cronin 
said. "We'd like the Academic De- 
velopment Center to be a central 
place for more efficient learning." 



My lunch 


Over a long, smoke filled afternoon 

at Boston 's Locke Ober Cafe, 

novelist George V. Higgins, '61,JD'67, 

discourses on writing, the law, book reviewers, 

BC days and why, despite the views of critics 

who place him in the pantheon of 

contemporary American writers, 

he isn't rich and famous 



In Milton 
there is a man 
who writes 
novels. Six 
days a week 
he gets up at 
dawn, drinks a pot of ferocious 
coffee, reads the Globe and the Times, 
lights a cigarette, and starts typing. He 
works all day. Most days he writes about 
20 pages; some days he does 40. Long 
ago, before his body began to argue 
the matter, he occasionally wrote 100 
pages a day. 

In the pages are cops, priests, strip- 
pers, detectives, senators, car thieves, 
loan sharks, judges, hit men, bankers, 
hairdressers, gun-runners, waitresses, 
professional athletes, hookers, district 
attorneys, secretaries, bartenders and 
children. They work, drive, drink, fight, 
fall in love, simmer with hate, cheat, 
kill, pay bills, pray, and pick up a quart 
of milk at the grocery store. They com- 
mit crimes and solve them, sometimes. 
They pursue love, happiness, power 
and each other. Many of them are 
particularly interested in money. 

Most of all they talk: rivers of con- 
versation, speeches, curses, stories, 
anecdotes, plans, schemes, plots, ex- 
planations, excuses, jokes, threats, in- 
sults. The sheer weight of dialogue in 
the books makes the occasional de- 
scriptive passage look like a printing 

The Milton man is famous for this. 
Most critics are awed by the amount 
and accuracy of dialect in the 18 novels 
he's published to date, and reviews of 
his books inevitably cite his startling 
ear for the thousand tongues of hu- 
man beings: the terse lingo of killers, 
the semaphore slang of cops, the bitter 
banter of detective and informer, the 
ungentle measuring of men and 
women by their peers and opponents. 
His ear has been called "golden" 
( Time) , "astonishing" ( The Washington 
Post) , "unerring" ( GQ) , "incompa- 
rable" (Kirkus Reviews) , "brilliantly au- 
thentic" ( The Los Angeles Times) , "pitch- 
perfect" (The Boston Globe), "dead- 
center" (Houston Chronicle), and "the 
best ear for the spoken word of any 
writer of fiction since Ring Lardner" 

( The New York Times) . 

But it's not only the dialogue that 
draws raves. The books do. They are 
"marvelous," says Gay Talese; their 
author "a virtuoso" and "a master," 
according to William Manchester and 
Justin Kaplan, respectively. His first 
novel, written in 1971, is "the best 
crime novel ever written," says Elmore 
Leonard; "as good a first novel as there 
is," said Norman Mailer. "He achieves 
effects outside the scope of any other 
living novelist," wrote The 'Washington 
Post's Julian Symons. Such diverse 
commentators as Canadian novelist 
Mordecai Richler and former Atlantic 
Monthly editor Robert Manning rank 
the Milton man in the front row of 
American novelists, alongside such 
glittering names as John Updike and 
Saul Bellow. "Not only do I put him in 
that company," says Manning, "but I 
think his work is absolutely, totally 
unique, and will be read and reread by 
many subsequent generations. That, 
my friend, is literature." 

But the Man with the Golden Ear 
makes merely a modest living from his 
books, and the critical gush over his 
talent hasn't translated into fame and 
buckets of money. In fact, the Milton 
man may well be the very best little- 
known writer in America. In a country 
where "writers" like Tamajanowitz and 
Sidney Sheldon and Judith Kiantz are 
best-selling millionaires, why is George 
V. Higgins, Esq., '61, JD'67 — whom 
The Times of London has called "the 
great classical novelist of 20th-century 
America," whom The Posts Symons 
flatly calls "a writer of genius" — a leg- 
end only to a select few? 

"Because," growls Higgins 
one bitter winter day, "some 
critics are donkeys, and can't 
figure out what it is I'm writ- 
ing. Because people don't 
know how to characterize my 
books. Because people who like mys- 
tery stories are puzzled by my novels, 
which are all about moral dilemmas, 
and people who don't read crime and 
mystery stuff are puzzled by my novels, 


which seem to be about crime. So there 
I am — puzzling everybody and stuck at 
40,000 books a year." 

Higgins issues this precis of the 
problem from a back table in Boston's 
Locke Ober Cafe, his urban refuge, 
and through a billowing cloud of ciga- 
rette smoke. The place is ancient, dark- 
wooded, mostly male, and one of the 
loci of Higgins' world, along with his 
home in Milton, where he writes, and 
Boston University, where he teaches 
writing one night a week. Higgins, 
leaning over the table and waggling 
his cigarette to punctuate his remarks, 
is deeply and comfortably at home in 
the dark gleam of Locke Ober's. It 
suits him. It is mature, natty, knowing. 
It is old Boston, old money, power, 
connections, stability, security. It is the 
cutting of deals and the intricate 
knowledge of who cut whom for what 

In person Higgins is courtly, tall, 
impeccably dressed, and on such fa- 
miliar terms with the silentwaiters that 
they carry packs of cigarettes to his 
table without being beckoned. He eats 
and drinks sparingly but well. He is 
extremely liable to humor. He tells 
stories beautifully, with superb timing 
and a slew of suitable voices. Some 
tales are recognizable chestnuts — 
they're round at the edges from so 
much handling — but some just burst 
from him with undisguised glee. He 
appears unable to wo^tell stories. He is 
by turns gracious, lewd, hilarious, 
brusque and poignant. His ego is 
healthy but decorous and it fits com- 
fortably at the table. Crime is particu- 
larly dear to his heart, and — as Dr. 
Watson said of Sherlock Holmes — he 
appears to know the intimate details of 
every horror perpetrated in this cen- 

That knowledge is his business. It's 
been his business since his days as an 
apple-cheeked cub reporter fresh from 
college. It's been his business as a law- 
yer for 24 years, six of which he spent 
as a prosecutor for the state and for the 
feds. And it is his business as a maker of 
novels in which crime and criminals 
figure so prominently. Higgins knows 
criminals. He knows how they talk, 


m eob 

eople who like mystery stories are puzzled by 

my novels, which are all about moral dilemmas, 

and people who don't read mystery stuff are 

puzzled by my novels, which seem to be about 

crime. So there I am — puzzling everybody and 

stuck at 40, 000 books a year. ' 

think, scheme, screw up. He knows 
that crooks are not all that different 
from the average Joe; a lot of times 
they are the average Joe. People who 
commit crimes, says Higgins, are after 
money and power, just like everyone 
else, and they thrash around in the 
same moral soup the rest of us are in. 
It's the soup that fascinates Higgins. 
It's what his books are about. It's why 
his books so often do concern crimes 
both bold and subtle, because crimes 
are, by definition, actions at the edge 
of legality and morality. Higgins wants 
to "lift the lid off the human comedy, 


using Boston as his fulcrum," as 
Mordecai Richler said. He wants to 
know why people do what they do. To 
find out he puts his myriad and motley 
characters in situations where they have 
to make decisions about right and 
wrong. He doesn't do this to them to 
send a message to the reader; he does 
it because he's fascinated by right and 
wrong, by truth and lies. 

"George is a moralist," says Boston 


novel that's any good is a real place. It's 

a free-fire zone. It's not careful and circumspect. 

Life's not careful and circumspect. People curse 

all the time in real life, especially the people 

I've written about. If anything I've cleaned up 

their language. ' 

Globe book reviewer Richard Dyer. 
"He's interested in what people do in 
complicated moral situations. He does 
use a genre form, the crime novel, but 
he's using it to do something outside 
the genre altogether. He's moralistic 
in the proper sense of the word, and 
his work is complex in ways that great 
19th century literature was complex. 
Issues have many sides. You're not sure 
what's going on in the plot. Events 
have several facets. And there's logic 
on both sides of the argument. George 
is a shifty, dodgy writer who stays out of 
his books and lets the characters move 
around on quicksand. I think he's as 
interested as the reader in what they'll 
do next, and why." 

"Damn right," says Higgins, who in- 
sists he does no plotting or outlining 
before he writes the first sentence of a 
new book. "They go, I follow. I have no 
control over the characters. I don't 
know what's going on. That's why I 
write the books, to find out. If I knew 
what was going to happen I wouldn't 
bother writing. I just let the characters 
talk. I hear their voices. I admit it. 
When it's going right, all I do is take 
dictation. It's almost a Zen state. You 
write as fast as you can just to keep up. 
Plenty of times I've woken up at three 
in the morning and written down a 
line or three. Listen, Joan of Arc came 
to her untimely end by admitting that 
she heard voices, and I hear them too. 
But I have to make a living out of it, and 
I'm not looking to save France. I have 
no ambitions in that direction." 

The Milton man was born in 
Brockton and grew up in 
Rockland. His father, John 
T. Higgins '27, was a teacher 
and principal; his mother 
Doris also taught. A bookish 
boy, he occasionally inflicted himself 
on local baseball games, but by high 
school he was irretrievably in love with 
books and writing. By 15 or so he had 
visions of himself in tweed, teaching 
literature and writing genteel novels. 
His father, however, was convinced 
he had sired a doctor. This led to 


uncomfortable freshman and sopho- 
more years at BC for George, who 
flirted with "D's" in his science courses 
and got "A' s " in English without break- 
ing a sweat. The turning point in his 
academic career finally came with or- 
ganic chemistry Junioryear. The sheer 
impenetrability of the course finally 
forced the boy to confess to his father 
that no, he would not and could not be 
a doctor, and yes, by God, he was going 
to be a writer. Later that year he won 
an Atlantic Monthly writing contest, and 
was published; as a senior he became 
editor of the Stylus, then and now the 
most prestigious literary honor on the 

After graduation he neatly avoided 
another plan of his father's — this time 
an English teacher's job at Avon High 
School — by signing up as a reporter 
for the Providence Journal. (The entire 
interview: "Ever take any journalism 
courses, kid?" "No." "You're hired.") A 
year later he switched press cards and 
became a correspondent and reporter 
for the Associated Press. 

Higgins' AP territory ran from the 
western border of Worcester to the 
New York Thruway. His office was in 
Springfield City Hall, across the village 
green from the Court House. He had 
a staff of one, himself, and he was 
supervised by a sensitive and under- 
standing boss, also himself. "Best em- 
ployment situation I ever had," he says 

He covered fires, strikes, baseball, 
car crashes, crime and the court — the 
usual reporter's diet. He did particu- 
larly well with trials. Because he was so 
close to court, he could attend a trial, 
sprint back across the green to his 
office, and file a report — a "split," in 
newswire lingo — before his UPI coun- 
terpart could puff back to his office up 
the street. Courtroom color quickly 
became his metier, and he became so 
fascinated by the drama of the legal 
world that he resolved to change boats 
in mid-stream and become a lawyer. 

In 1964 he took the law school en- 
trance exam and "blew the doors off 
it," in his own modest estimation. He 
applied to Yale, was accepted, applied 
for financial assistance, and was told by 

The natty Higgins through the years: in checked 
jacket in his 1961 yearbook photograph (top); fully 
vested, in a 1976 publicity photo for The Judgment 
ofDeke Hunter (right); and in checked fedora in the 
center of a 1960 Stylus editorial board lineup. 

a financial aid officer to sell his car if he 
really wanted to attend Yale. To 
Higgins — a man who drives to the cor- 
ner for cigarettes and who talks with 
genuine emotion of sports cars he has 
known — this was a deeply personal af- 
front. Yale became moot. 

He came back to BC at the behest of 
then-Law Dean Robert Drinan, SJ, who 
found him in the Law School library 
one day researching an AP story. 
Higgins explained about Yale and the 
sad state of his finances. "Come here. 
Don't worry. We'll figure it out," said 
Fr. Drinan, mysteriously. "And damned 
if he didn't, too," says Higgins with 
admiration. "Thatwas Drinan, and that 
was BC: A way would be found." 

After law school, Higgins sailed into 
a legal career glittering with titles and 
swift promotions. 1967: legal assistant, 

Massachusetts Department of the At- 
torney General, Organized Crime Sec- 
tion. 1968: deputy assistant attorney 
general. 1969: assistant attorney gen- 
eral, Criminal Division. 1970: assistant 
US attorney, District of Massachusetts. 
1973: special assistant US attorney. 
1974: George V. Higgins, Esq., hangs 
out shingle, opens private practice of 

On paper this is the rapidly rising 
career of a Hot Young Lawyer. It's the 
sort of public-service career that leads 
to a juicy offer from the Big Firms (or 
"white-shoe"firms, Higgins calls them), 
when the talented young man is ad- 
judged properly seasoned, properly 
mature, able to conduct himself with 
the proper aplomb and grace at cock- 
tail parties and depositions alike. And 
that is what George V. Higgins, Esq., 


had in mind in the first years of his law 
career. He'd fight the Mafia, win some 
battles, pose for some triumphant 
courthouse-steps photo opportunities, 
and then accept a stunningly lucrative 
offer from an ancient and eminent 
downtown firm. 

But he got sidetracked by voices in 
his head, and by the sudden fame of a 
stocky man named Eddie Coyle. 

It wasn't exactly like St. Paul 
falling off his horse," says 
Higgins, deftly lighting an- 
other cigarette. "I'd been 
writing novels at night and 
on the weekends since col- 
lege. By the time Eddie Coyle was pub- 
lished I'd written 14 novels, all of 'em 
bad. After Eddiemade it I went down to 
the Rockland town dump and threw 
the first 1 4 into the muck. I even waited 
for the bulldozer to cover 'em. They 
should be down around the Jurassic 
period by now." 

The full title of Higgins' 15th manu- 
scriptwas TheFriends of Eddie Coyle. It was 
published in 1972, got great reviews, 
sold 25,000 copies, crested at fifth on 
TheNeiu York Times 'best-seller list, and 
was Hollywoodized into a 1973 Robert 
Mitchum movie. A year later Higgins 
published a graceful second novel 
called The Digger's Game- — "a superb 
small marvel," said Time. Encouraged 
by reviews and receipts, and sensing 
the natural end of his years as a pros- 
ecutor ( "You stay a prosecutor too long, 
it affects your mind, your judgment 
gets impaired, you decide you're Cru- 
sader Rabbit") , Higgins resigned from 
the U.S. Attorney's office, opened his 
own office downtown , and settled down 
to what he thought would be a nicely 
balanced life: a little lawyering, a little 
writing, some newspaper work here 
and there. 

In large part that's what he did. 
During the day he was a lawyer, de- 
fending clients of all sorts and shapes, 
among them Watergate's G. Gordon 
Liddy and the Black Panthers' Eldridge 
Cleaver. At dawn, at midnight, and on 
the weekends, he was a novelist, build- 

ing a book a year. And in the stray 
minutes between literature and the 
law he wrote some more: articles for a 
wide variety of magazines, the occa- 
sional essay, and columns for the Globe, 
the Herald, the Phoenix, the Wall Street 
Journal and Boston magazine. 

But life kept tipping his carefully 
balanced table, throwing his genteel 
vision out of focus. His marriage went 
to pieces and the custody battle for his 
son and daughter dragged through 
the courts for years. He moved to 
Washington, D.C. for a while as The 
Atlantic's Watergate correspondent 
and a writer-in-residence for the 
Washington Star. He met and married 
his second wife. He finally closed his 
law office — "with enormous regret, 
with great sadness" — in 1983, when 
the red ink swamped the black. His son 
and daughter grew up and went away 
to college. He moved to Buffalo for a 
while when the State University of New 
York "took some kind of a fit" and 
named him visiting professor of En- 

All the while, year after year, he 
wrote the novels. They shot from his 
typewriter into bookstores with such 
regularity that reviewers eventually 
accused him of being too prolific. He 
occasionally grazed in the pastures of 

non-fiction with books on Watergate 
( The Friends of Richard Nixon) , the Red 
Sox ( The Progress of the Seasons) and the 
writing profession (On Writing), but 
except for a sudden outburst of short 
stories (collected and published in 
1988 as The Sins of the Fathers), he has 
mostly remained a novelist of 
unquenchable energy and startling 
range. Today, at 51 , he is experienced, 
successful, respected, and pigeon- 
holed — "wrongly but irretrievably," in 
the words of respectful Timecri tic John 
Skow — as a crime writer. 

"I cannot help being pigeonholed," 
he says, half-resigned, half-annoyed. 
"There's no point arguing with critics. 
They're like umpires and referees — 
you only get in deeper trouble. My 
only revenge is to wait until they pub- 
lish books and then review their books 
with a dagger in hand, but that's a 
limited pleasure. Certainly being pi- 
geonholed as a crime writer has been 
terribly detrimental to my royalties, 
and I think it's been a disservice to 
readers who might have enjoyed my 
books. What happens is that people 
who savor detective and crime novels 
get misled into buying a book that is 
neither genre, and they read it, dislike 
it, and never buy another of my books. 

continued on page 29 


So everyone loses." 

Ordinarily the soul of urbanity, 
Higgins pops a tire at certain other 
critical remarks: the charge that he is 
too prolific, for example. "What crap," 
he sneers. "The critics take the view 
that if you can do this regularly it must 
be pretty easy and can't be any good. 
That's ludicrous. It's been seriously 
suggested to me that I not publish 
anything for a few years. Harold 
Brodkey's long-awaited novel has now 
been long-awaited for about 35 years. 
When it comes out it will be acclaimed 
up the front and down the back be- 
cause it's taken him so long. I think the 
reason it's taken him so long is not 
because he's a genius of infinite pains, 
but because he's lazy. He doesn't do 
any work. Furthermore, I don't see 
how you can work on a novel for 35 
years. I think two years would be my 
limit. That's about as long as I can 
stand a project. Get on with it, for God's 

Similarly, criticism of what the Chi- 
cago Sun-Times called the "dazzlingly 
vivid, unprintably funny, and depend- 
ably pungent" dialogue in his books — 
which courses as steadily through the 
pages as the page numbers — also earns 
his ire. "Anovel that's any good is areal 
place," he says. "It's a free-fire zone. 
It's not careful and circumspect. Life's 
not careful and circumspect. People 
curse all the time in real life, especially 
the people I've written about. If any- 
thing I've cleaned up their language, 
like reporters used to clean up 
Eisenhower's. I can't change what I 
write. The rhythm and the cadence of 
the speech would be off if I tried to 
leave out that stuff. The great Austra- 
lian adjective has nothing to do with 
sexuality most of the time it appears in 
my books. It's an intensifier. It's in- 
tended to indicate that the speaker is 
deadly serious, or openly contemptu- 
ous, or something like that." 

The occasional critical remark that 
the accuracy of his dialogue must come 
from copied court transcripts or notes 
he made as a lawyer also elicits Higgins' 
fire. "I've tried, at tiresome length, to 
explain to reviewers that Dialogue is 
Character is Plot," he says, patiently. 

"Theyjust don't get it. They think that 
it must be a trick. 'Hypnotic,' they say, 
and then in the next breath they'll say 
I must have lifted this stuff from court 
transcripts. Ever read a transcript? It's 
humbling for a trial lawyer to read the 
transcript of his first trial. That's when 
he discovers that all his education did 
not train him to speak in complete 

"Want to know the secret of my 
writing? I'll tell you. The quotes make the 
story. That's the story of my life. That's 
the story in this story about me, isn't it? 
Without all these stories would this be 
very interesting? Nah. It's the voice 
that carries the ball. Dialogue is Char- 
acter is Plot. I wish I could engrave that 
on stone tablets and send 'em to re- 

Even in the rich velvet 
gloom of Locke Ober's the 
afternoon light is noticeably 
slipping away, and Higgins, 
who is headed to BU tonight 
for his weekly teaching stint, 
begins to direct the flood of his conver- 
sation back into ordered channels. He 
is as adept at the memorable snap 
answer as he is at leisurely storytelling, 
and he handles an armful of final ques- 
tions with dispatch and humor. 

On fellow writers: "I remember 
Robert Frost, a very disagreeable man 
who smelled like wet leaves. I respect 
Philip Roth, but he writes nothing but 
books about himself: a cardinal sin. My 
heroes are John O'Hara, master of 
dialogue, and Joseph Conrad, whose 
novel Victory is the best work of fiction 
in the English language. Period." 

On politicians, judges, memorable 
clients: "Sam Ervin was a posturing old 
windbag, as was John Sirica. Gordon 
Liddy, later a client of mine, was a man 
I liked a lot, perhaps because he'd 
been a lawyer before branching out 
into conspiracy. Eldridge Cleaver, on 
the other hand, earned my cordial 
dislike because he'd never been a law- 
yer and continually manifested the 
ambition to act as one while I was 
trying to represent him." 

On what he calls "The People's 
Democratic Republic of Cambridge": 
"I go there three times a year, under 
protest, holding my Zippo lighter be- 
fore me like a protective talisman. 
Drives 'em crazy. And I make sure to 
drive my aut-o-mo-bile through. That 
drives 'em right over the edge. No 
smoking, no driving, no sneezing, no 
spitting. That place is hell on earth." 

On teaching: "It replaces, to a de- 
gree, the daily showing off I got to do 
when I was trying cases and working 
grandjuries. And I enjoy the provision 
of such knowledge as I have of writing, 
which mostly consists of the advice that 
there are no Mozarts in writing. You 
have to write and write and write to be 
a writer. It's a benign neurosis. It's an 
itch. Writing isn't mathematical, like 
music, where a prodigy with an intui- 
tive grasp of the system can do great 
things. A writer has to master the lan- 
guage, first of all. Nobody's born with 
that mastery. Second, you need expe- 
rience. You need stories. Young writ- 
ers write about the same stuff: How I 
Lost My Virginity, How I Tried to Lose 
My Virginity and Failed, Why I Hate 
My Mother, Why I Hate My Father, An 
Old Man Dying, An Old Woman Dy- 

On his wild popularity in England, 
which far outstrips his domestic adula- 
tion: "My books have achieved the most 
popularity in the USA and in En- 
gland — two countries divided by a 
common language, as they say. One 
has 249 million people. The other has 
55 million people. Which did I choose 
to become more popular in? The small 
one, of course. My popularity in En- 
gland has to do with the cachet of the 
imported product. And I think that's 
because I write quintessentially Ameri- 
can copy. The English are so fond of 
their own slang that they regard my 
stuff as a lagniappe. They're fascinated 
by the Yanks, by our slang, our speech. " 
On his Boston College years: "BC 
spoiled me. Everyone on the faculty at 
that time sedulously maintained the 
fiction that we were their intellectual 
equals, and therefore as deserving of 
civility as any other adult. This was not 
the case elsewhere, as I discovered at 



f ant to know the secret of my writing? 
Ill tell you. The quotes make the story. That's the 

story of my life. That's the story in this story 

about me, isn't it? Without all these stories would 

this be very interesting? Nah. ' 

Stanford, where students were consid- 
ered beneath notice, let alone con- 
tempt. The prevailing wind at BC in 
my years was collegiality. My friend- 
ships from college endure to this day. 
It was great. The whole world opened 
up to me there. Dick Hughes, Donald 
Sands, Frank Sweeney John Mahoney, 
Ed Hirsch, Len Casper, John Power, 
Leon Vincent, men like that. And the 
price — ah, I swoon to remember it. 
$425 when I started and $750 when I 

On the law: "I miss it deeply. I loved 
being a lawyer, loved everything about 
it. I felt forced to make a decision 
between writing and the law by my 
finances. I just wasn't getting the busi- 
PHOTOGRAPHS BY GARY GILBERT ness, because everyone thought I'd 

retired from the bar to write. If it was 
up to me I would have never left the 
law behind. Even now I keep my bar 
membership current — mostly for sen- 
timent, I guess. But I loved the pres- 
sure, the performing. It was thrilling. 
To close my office broke my heart." 

By now twilight is draped over the 
mullioned windows of Locke Ober's, 
and Higgins, with an admirable 
economy of motion, downs his drink, 
pays the bill, dons his trenchcoat and 
bearskin hat, fires up a last cigarette, 
and fields a last question: Does his 
status as Most Underrated Novelist in 
America make him gnash his teeth? 

"Ah, success," says Higgins, his dis- 
embodied voice emerging from a 
wreath of smoke. "Relative thing, that. 
Let's talk about it. Eddie it to 
the T«'m«best-sellerlistin I972.Gotup 
to fifth on a 10-book list, sold about 
25,000 copies that first year. Now, in 
1991, there are 15 books on that list, 
each of which has sold about 40,000 
copies a month. Now, realistically 
speaking, since I write for adults, I'm 
probably never going to be on that list 
again. But I sell about 40,000 books a 
year. Worldwide, with paperbacks and 
all, I've sold about two million books. 
Is that success? I think so. I think doing 
the work you want to do and making a 
living at it is nothing to complain about. 
God will punish me if I complain. I am 
perceived as a man who should be more 
successful. But my books sell enough 
so that the publishers get their money 
back and I make a modest profit. I live 
on that profit. 

"I do what I want all day, my car 
works, I eat and drink what I want, my 
wife and I love each other, and my kids 
went through college without much 
heavy lifting. So I think the reality of it 
all is that I am successful. Would I like 
to be more successful? Sure. Have I 
ever kicked and screamed that I wasn't? 
Sure. Do I chew my liver about it? Nah. 
All I purport to be is a storyteller. 
That's my job, I love it, and tomorrow 
I get to do more of it. That's not a bad 
life. Not bad at all." ■ 

BrianDoyleis this magazine's senior writer. 





From The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1971) 

George Higgins says he launched The Friends of Eddie 
Coyle when he "just began typing one day. I didn 't even 
know Eddie Coyle 's name until the fourth chapter. Until then 
he was just 'the stocky man. '" 

Jackie Brown at twenty-six, with no expression on his 
face, said that he could get some guns. "I can get your pieces 
probably by tomorrow night. I can get you, probably, six 
pieces. Tomorrow night. In a week or so, maybe ten days, 
another dozen. I got a guy coming in with at least ten of them 
but I already talk to another guy about four of them and he's, 
you know, expecting them. He's got something to do. So, six 
tomorrow night. Another dozen in a week." 

The stocky man sat across from Jackie Brown and allowed 
his coffee to grow cold. "I don't know as I like that," he said. 
"I don't know as I like buying stuff from the same lot as 
somebody else. Like, I don't know what he's going to do with 
it, you know? If it was to cause trouble to my people on 
account of somebody else having some from the same lot, 
well, it could cause trouble for me, too." 

"I understand," said Jackie Brown. People who got out 
early from work went by in the November afternoon, hur- 
rying. The crippled man hawked Records, annoying people 
by crying at them from his skate-wheeled dolly. 

"You don't understand the way I understand," the stocky 
man said. "I got certain responsibilities." 

"Look," Jackie Brown said, "I tell you I understand. Did 
you get my name or didn't you?" 

"I got your name," the stocky man said. 

"Well all right," Jackie Brown said. 

"All right nothing," the stocky man said. "I wished I had 
a nickel for every name I got that was all right, I wished I 

From Kennedy for the Defense (1980) 

The novel is the first volume of a trilogy on the life of Boston 
criminal defense lawyer Jerry Kennedy, who loves his wife, the 
Red Sox, and cold beer, in that order. Penance for Jerry 
Kennedy was published in 1985, and Higgins is currently 
at work on the third volume, as yet untitled. 

While my name is Kennedy, I am not related to the 
bastards. I don't even know the bastards. For all I know, they 
may be very nice people. For all I care, they can treat each 
other like wolves. What they do or don't do is no concern of 
mine; I only wish they would go at it a little less famously — 
had gone at it a little less famously, a long time ago — because 
I happen to have the same name and I get sick and tired of 
explaining to people that I am a poor working stiff who 
ended up with the same name because the first guy who had 
it was the horniest man in Sligo, or some bogtrotting place, 
and none of the tads who descended from him had the 
common sense to change it to, say, Stein. I suppose if they 
had, people would be asking me all the time if I'm related to 
Gertrude. If it isn't one damned thing, it's another. 

From On Writing (1990) 

This small, graceful book about writing for publication 
contains Higgins 'reveries about his craft and literature 's role 
in the greater scheme of things. 

The secret remains that there is no secret. The way to 
determine whether you have talent is to rummage through 
your files and see if you have written anything; if you have, 
and quite a lot, then the chances are you have the talent to 
write more. If you haven't written anything, you do not have 
the talent because you don't want to write. Those who do 
can't help themselves. We do it for the hell of it, and those 
who raise a lot of hell, and then get very lucky, well, we make 
a living, too. There are worse ways to travel through this vale 
of tears than by doing the things you love, and making a 
living at it. 

The purpose [of writing and reading] is to have the 
noblest kind of fun: the sense of the mind at play. The 
motive for reading, once you have completed as much 
formal education as you can afford or stomach, is not to 
satisfy any stern requirements enforced by any threat of 
public humiliation, but to participate in a performance of 
imagination and intellection that was not complete until 
someone opened it and read it. 

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The Mission 

A leading Jesuit supposes 
his order's future 




he Society of Jesus exists within the Church 
in order to help people (a phrase especially dear to 
Ignatius Loyola) , and specifically to help people live 
in ways which embody the values of the Kingdom 
preached by Jesus. By origin and repeated confirma- 
tions of that origin, Jesuits must work with people in 
the world as it is in order to try to form a world as it 

could be — a world of peace, of justice, of love. 

This commitment to a worldly service for the sake of the 
Kingdom explains why Jesuits have never found any a priori 
discrepancy between their call to be religious men and their 
professional lives as teachers, writers, artists, scientists, social 
activists, and even on occasion politicians. Professional commit- 
ment forjesuits is simply another expression of helping people, 
of empowering the Gospel to enter into the practical decisions 
of all aspects of human life. 

For these reasons Jesuits look toward the future. But it is 
crucial to keep the focus clear. Jesuits look to the future with the 
eyes of faith, as men of the Church, for the sake of Gospel values. 
Some Jesuits are futurists; some, policy analysts; some, strategic 
planners; and, of course, many are teachers who touch gen- 
erations of young men and women with their Ignatian vision of 
the world. We call this last kind of futuring, "mission-centered." 
By that term we mean to indicate how we plan to make our works 
effective in the years to come so that we Jesuits can continue to 
help people live the Gospel values in everyday life. 

In this context, we can divide discussion of the Jesuit future 
into five assumptions, along with issues confronting these as- 






This is the third in a seiies of special 
articles on the Jesuit enterprise pub- 
lished in "BCM" during the Ignatian 
Year commemorating the 450th anni- 
versary of the founding of the Society of 
Jesus and the 500th anniversary of the 
birth of St. Ignatius. 

The Jesuit Future 

First Assumption 

The Society of Jesus will sustain its commit- 
ment to three over-riding values: its distinc- 
tive characteristic as an apostolic religious 
order; its specific spirituality; and its contem- 
porary mission to the service of faith, of which 
the promotion of justice is an absolute re- 

JL he Society of Jesus was founded 450 
years ago to be a different kind of 
religious community, one unham- 
pered by traditional monastic prac- 
tices and, thereby, freed for any kind 
of labor which would promote the 
Gospel. Consequently, while Ignatius 
Loyola, founder of the Society, es- 
teemed monastic life highly, he envi- 
sioned a group of men who had no 
obligation to chant the office in choir, 
to establish themselves in one fixed 
place like a monastery or a mother 
house, or to limit their labor to any 
particular work. For Ignatius saw the 
Society of Jesus as the continuation of 
the missionary activity of the apostles 
sent by Jesus to preach the Good News 
to all peoples, everywhere. For this 
reason, one early Jesuit commentator, 
Jerome Nadal, affirmed that "the prin- 
cipal and most characteristic dwelling 
forjesuits is not in the professed houses, 
but in the journeyings." 

This missionary commitment, in 
turn, developed a style of life and labor 
which Ignatius described as "our way 
of proceeding." This way of proceed- 
ing is marked by the ability to adapt to 
circumstances and to the real needs of 
people, by a freedom of spirit to create 
new structures, like the original net- 
work of Jesuit schools, and by mobil- 
ity — the willingness to go wherever the 
need is greater, illustrated today by the 
Jesuit Refugee Service in Africa, Hong 
Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, and 
at the Cambodian-Thai border. 

Finally, this highly adaptable, crea- 

tive, and mobile missionary order was 
to be firmly centered in the life and 
work of the Church throughout the 
world. So firm was Ignatius that the 
Society be at the service of the Church, 
that he asked professed members to 
pronounce a fourth vow to go to what- 
ever labor the Pope, as Universal Pas- 
tor of the Church, indicated. 

As Jesuits today move into the fu- 
ture, they will move with these charac- 
teristics or they will not move asjesuits. 
These qualities are essential elements 
in Jesuit authenticity, linked to their 
founding and to their charism within 
the Church, that of apostolic religious. 
There is a complex of values associ- 
ated with Jesuit spirituality. In the Fall 
1990 issue ofthisjournal, William Barry 
SJ, described the nature of the Spiritual 
Exercises and indicated their impor- 
tance in Jesuit life. Let me add a few 
reflections to those made by Fr. Barry. 
The Exercises constitute a process 
whereby a Jesuit grounds his corpo- 
rate identity before God as a man called 
to join others in the work of the King- 
dom. Twice in his lifetime each Jesuit 
undergoes the full 30-day Exercises, once 
at the beginning of his Jesuit life and 
then again at the close of his forma- 
tion, called tertianship. The Exercises 
become an effective touchstone for 
principles, prayer forms, images and 
metaphors which continue to mold 
Jesuit consciousness and influence Je- 
suit apostolic decisions. Because of the 
emphases within the Exercises, there- 
fore, Jesuits see human life as a cre- 
ative colleagueship with God which is 
threatened by individual and corpo- 
rate sinfulness. Realities like enmity, 
greed, lust, racial hatred, political cor- 
ruption, dishonesty, betrayal — these 
form a network of hostility to God's 
call to the human family to make the 
gift of creation a place of peace, justice 
and love. 

The rescue of what is good in crea- 
tion from all that is evil describes the 
ministry of Jesus and founds a major 
movementwithin the Spiritual Exercises 
and an abiding "way of proceeding" 
for every Jesuit. Jesus' identification 
with those people who most needed 
rescue — the poor, the outsider, the 


diseased, the sinner with nowhere to 
turn — forms Jesuit consciousness. Je- 
sus' confrontation with those people's 
lives enlivens the Jesuit commitment 
to help people. Jesuit strategy is the 
strategy of Jesus highlighted within 
the Spiritual Exercises. Jesuit motivation 
is founded on the recurring call to love 
which describes the Jesus of the Gos- 
pels and of the Exercises. 

These themes are the operational 
criteria for Jesuits as they move into 
the future. Jesuits are painfully aware 
that the struggle between good and 
evil will cease only in the fullness of 
God's Kingdom. Jesuits know the pil- 
grimage character of human existence. 
But because of the realities which the 
Exercises inculcate, Jesuits walk that pil- 
grimage as men of profound hope in 
the future. 

The third value centers on the di- 
rections established by three post- Vati- 
can II General Congregations of the 
Society of Jesus. A general congrega- 
tion is the legislative body of the Jesu- 
its, and it is convened only for impor- 
tant, universal needs. Since Vatican II 
there have been three such meetings. 
General Congregation 31, 1965-66, 
elected Pedro Arrupe the twenty-eighth 
general of the Society and served as 
the congregation of renewal mandated 
by Vatican II. General Congregation 
32, 1974-75, reviewed the Society's ef- 
forts at renewal and reoriented the 
contemporary mission of the Jesuits 
throughout the world. Finally, Gen- 
eral Congregation 33, in 1983, elected 
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach to succeed Fr. 
Arrupe, reviewed the contemporary 
Society's progress during the Arrupe 
years, and strongly confirmed the di- 
rections enunciated in the two previ- 
ous congregations. 

What was this contemporary mis- 
sion of the Society of Jesus? That mis- 
sion was to confront modern atheism, 
a task originally given to the Society by 
Pope Paul VI, especially that practical 
atheism involved in actions and sys- 
tems which have initiated and sustained 
an assortment of injustices among 
people, races, and nations. This com- 
mitment to confront modern, practi- 
cal atheism in all its forms has become 

a mind-set for contemporary Jesuits. 
For today's Jesuit, scientific research, 
teaching, and pastoral ministry are all 
organized around an apostolic ambi- 
tion to uncover and challenge what- 
ever treats people in ways which dehu- 
manize them — be that evil enforced 
poverty, racism, sexism, economic ex- 
ploitation by stronger nations over 
weaker ones, or terrorism. 

The translation and communica- 
tion of Jesuit values will demand a 
radical rethinking of howjesuits make 
their mission, spirituality, and com- 
mitment meaningful to a postmodern 
culture. Today, the very ability to be- 
lieve is questioned. To believe the older 
generation, to believe government, to 
believe newspapers, radio, or TV, to 
believe even in those who claim to be 
God's spokespersons — these have been 
profoundly questioned. Contemporary 
skepticism views idealism with a suspi- 
cious eye.Jesuits are idealists; they have 
to be. As Jesuits attempt to live and to 
explain their vocation in all its richness, 
they have to find ways to articulate that 
vocation which both sustain its au- 
thenticity and convince an inquiring 
but distrustful generation of its value. 

The Jesuit Future 
Second Assumption 

The Society of Jesus will continue to attract 
men of commitment and talent throughout the 
world; however, in North America and north- 
ern Europe the numbers of Jesuits will con- 
tinue to be smaller. 

A he vocational decline experienced 
by religious congregations in North 
America will continue. There may be 
some leveling off, but it would be unre- 
alistic to anticipate large numbers of 
new novices. While the Society has 
increased in India, parts of East Asia, 
Africa, and Latin and Central America, 
the Jesuits in North America will grow 

smaller in number. 

The papal-mandated study of voca- 
tional recruitment and retention in 
the U.S. , which began in 1 983, revealed 
a great deal of helpful data. Nonethe- 
less, it would be difficult to assert that 
there is one reason to explain why 
fewer men and women choose religious 
life today. What is important for Jesuits 
is that they remain loyal to their values 
and their mission, believing that witness 
remains the best attraction to a Gospel- 
inspired life. 

Realistic planning, however, de- 
mands that the Jesuit leadership struc- 
ture its future with attention to a smaller 
pool of available men. And this is what 
most United Statesjesuit planning has 
been doing. Obviously the future also 
means that Jesuit formation, the choice 
of ministerial priorities, the placement 
of personnel — all these should be 
adapted to effect maximum apostolic 
impact from the smaller, but still sig- 
nificant, Jesuit ranks. 

The problem of recruiting and re- 
taining excellent men, capable of fi- 
delity and fitted for strenuous apos- 
tolic work, will continue to be a major 
one forjesuits, especially in the United 
States. Contrary to conventional wis- 
dom, it is a problem linked more to 
mission than to consecrated chastity. 
For example, in countries where being 
a Jesuit can mean risking one's life, 
vocations tend to increase. 

For many American Jesuits, their 
work is something which could be done 
as well by a dedicated lay person. This 
awareness has to have an impact on 
someone considering entering the Je- 
suits. The United States Assistancy — 
the 10 U.S. provinces working in un- 
ion with one another — has to refor- 
mulate the common Jesuit mission into 
a vision which incorporates our na- 
tional needs into our international 
possibilities. Here the university com- 
munities with their resources of Jesuit 
manpower, research facilities, and his- 
tory of excellence have a marvelous 
opportunity to hammer out genuinely 
corporate objectives for the network 
of Jesuit-sponsored institutions of 
higher learning. 


Called to serve: three young Jesuits 

It came down to a single day on which I had to decide to either 

take the Huttonjob or go through with the application 

[to the Jesuits]. Here was all this money staring at me — 

but the Society just gnawed at me. ' 

Fitzgerald: "found by God ' 


The future of the Society of Jesus depends 
upon many things, not least of which is 
the young men who are presently becom- 
ing Jesuits. Ray Fitzgerald, Jack Hanwell and 
Myles Sheehan, members of the BC Jesuit Com- 
munity, are three of those young men. All will be 
ordained this summer. 

Raised in New Orleans, Ray Fitzgerald, 32, en- 
countered the Jesuits in high school and at Loyola, 
New Orleans, from which he graduated in 1980. 
"They were different," he says. "I had the clear 
impression that Christ was their brother. They 
had a collective spirit of rendering the greatest 

service possible, whatever it was. In college I felt a call to go and do likewise. I 
found myself found by God, so to speak." 

For Fitzgerald the critical moment came in the summer of 1979 when he was 
teaching high school. One of his students commited suicide, threw himself off a 
bridge. "His death hit me like a ton of bricks. Here was a boy who was convinced 
that he'd been made to kill himself. I felt a compulsion to prove that he was wrong, 
to stake my life on his being wrong. I applied for entrance to the Society that fall. 
I've been sure of the decision ever since. I feel like I chose the best of a number of 
good options for me. The Society of Jesus isn't the biggest mountain I could find; 
it's the biggest mountain that found me." 

A native of Milton, Massachusetts, Jack Hanwell graduated from BC in 1978 and 
began to climb the corporate ladder at New England Merchants Bank. In 1979 he 
was offered a position at E.F. Hutton. "But that world seemed dry to me," he says, 
"sort of aggressively objective, if that makes sense. I was nagged by the desire to 
do something for people, not just make money from money. By then I'd decided to 
apply to the Jesuits, and it came down to a single day on which I had to decide to 
either take the Hutton job or go through with the application. Here was all this 
money staring at me— but the Society just gnawed at me." 

Since then Hanwell, 34, has sipped at several Jesuit cups: social work in Belize, 
hospital orderly and chaplain, immigration work in Haiti, high-school French 

continued on page 38 


The Jesuit Future 
Third Assumption 

The Society of Jesus will become increas- 
ingly aware of its international character and 
should design an apostolic strategy which 
uses the Society's international resource. 

.Because it is by definition a world- 
wide missionary order, from the earli- 
est years to be a Jesuit meant that a 
man in the Society had to consider the 
possibility that he could be called to 
serve in a foreign land. 

Today many factors have converged 
to make this possibility of international 
service a more imminent reality. First, 
the old sense of "mission" as going off 
to convert unbelievers to Christianity 
has to be reoriented. Many of these so- 
called "missionary countries" now 
claim local churches which have an 
aggressive life totally independent of 
America and western Europe. More- 
over, today we are more inclined to 
follow the lead of those early Jesuit 
missionaries who saw in the ancient 
civilizations they attempted to serve a 
cultural and religious heritage far more 
developed than that found in many 
"Christian" countries. There is far more 
humility about the way North Ameri- 
can Jesuits view the cultures of Africa, 
Asia, India, and Latin America. We go 
to learn as well as to serve; and we go 
when invited. 

Second, contemporary information 
technologies dazzle our imaginations 
with the possibilities of shared data. 
Added to the communications network 
is the swiftness of modern transporta- 
tion. Within a day a person can move 
from the United States to Japan. Con- 
sequently, today we have swift access to 
one another's lives throughout the 

Third, if Peter Drucker is correct, 
then the 1990s will experience a trend 
towards reciprocity as a principle of 
international economic integration. 
Economic relationships will be in- 

creasingly between trading blocks 
rather than between nations — the East 
Asian block with Japan as its center 
juxtaposed to the European Common 
Market and to North America. The 
sharing of financial resources is al- 
ready an economic reality for the con- 
temporary Society of Jesus. But the 
mind-set of wider identity, of thinking 
of oneself in categories like European 
or North American or East Asian, will 
have an impact on the imagination of 
Jesuits, and, in turn, influence how 
Jesuits see apostolic priorities. 

While it may be hard to specify what 
heightened awareness of oneself as 
the cidzen of a wider context than the 
United States will effect, the direction 
is clear enough. International ex- 
changes among Jesuit provinces will — 
or could be — a powerful influence on 
how Jesuits are trained, deployed, and 
establish priorities. An apostolic group 
like the Society of Jesus, therefore, 
cannot afford to ignore the ramifica- 
tions for more intense international 
cooperation among its own member- 
ship and works. 

If, however, Jesuits in the United 
States want to effect an international 
consciousness among themselves, then 
the formation and education of the 
membership must be serious about 
learning languages, about immersion 
in another culture as a constitutive 
part of training, and about learning 
more about non-Western cultures. 
Humanism today simply has to be more 
than our Western tradition, beautiful 
and significant as that may be. Our 
times call Jesuits to enter into an inter- 
national humanism because only this 
will enable them to be full partners in 
a new international network of Jesuit 

The Jesuit Future 
Fourth Assumption 

The Society of Jesus cannot implement its 
mission nor maintain its present commit- 
ments in isolation from other men and women, 
in and outside the Church; therefore, col- 
laboration, or apostolic-professional 
colleagueship, will increase in the future. 

rLven if active Jesuit manpower were 
not decreasing, collaboration between 
Jesuits and others would be desirable; 
indeed such collaboration has always 
been with us to some degree. Today 
there is no Jesuit enterprise, from 
province offices to the university, from 
the Jesuit Refugee Service to the Cu- 
rial Headquarters in Rome, which 
could exist without men and women, 
not Jesuits, working alongside Jesuits. 
The present General Superior of the 
order, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, has re- 
peatedly encouraged the incorpora- 
tion of lay associates into the ministries 
of the Society and into the kind of 
reflective processes which determine 
apostolic directions. 

Such encouragement of full col- 
laboration is a result of Vatican II' s 
reorientation of Church membership. 
In the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church 
the Council laid out clearly that the 
Christian call to holiness was for all the 
membership, and that inherent in ev- 
ery Christian baptism is the vocation to 
serve the interests of the Kingdom 
preached by Jesus. This two-fold voca- 
tion to holiness and to service has to 
characterize every Christian's life; and 
this kind of understanding of the role 
of lay people in the Church founds 
effective Jesuit-lay collaboration. We 
all work together to further the values 
of the Kingdom. 

However, a caveat is in order. Such 
Jesuit-lay collaboration will also pre- 
sume a willingness to participate in the 
process of making Kingdom-like deci- 
sions about the future directions of 


Hanwell: "more to life ' 

teacher. Where will he go upon ordination? 
"Wherever I'm told to go," he said with a 
smile. "I'm sure about the work, no matter 
what it is. For me there was no thunder and 
lightning, just the knowledge in my belly that 
there was more to this life than I was getting. 
I was right to do this." 

Sheehan, 35, was born in Marshfield, Massa- 
chusetts, and graduated from Dartmouth Col- 
lege and medical school. A specialist in geri- 
atrics and ethics, he is one of 25 Jesuit doctors 
in the U.S. 

"My entering the Society did come from a thunder and lightning experience, albeit 
a quiet one," he says. "I was walking down Brookline Avenue in Boston one night, 
a beautiful calm blue evening, one of those peaceful dusks of early summer. I 
looked up at the sky and suddenly had the overpowering feeling that I had to join, 
I had to give it a chance. Now, I'd been idly thinking about the Jesuits, but it was 
just an idea knocking around my head, nothing more; but this was just overpow- 
ering, and I was overpowered." 

How do these men see the future of their order? "My hope is that we'll be doing 
much of the same sort of work we do now," said Hanwell. "I don't think we'll have 
the numbers we had in the past. Our community life will be different: smaller 
communities, more diverse men, perhaps. 
But wherever the Jesuits are, we'll be con- 
nected to each other." 

"If there's any reason to continue, it's to 
persist in the mission we've hadfor450 years," 
said Fitzgerald. "We'll adapt to the context. 
The future of the Society will be contiguous 
with the past: brothers united in their mission 
of education and service." 

"The Jesuits of the future will be doubling, 
tripling, quadrupling their efforts toward jus- 
tice for the poor," said Sheehan. "From the 
very beginning of the order there was almost 
a military flavor for us, the soldiers of Christ. I think our efforts in the future should 
be, and will be, aimed at applying that style to this particular battle: defending the 
poor, attacking injustice. That's where the fervor of the future will be." 

Brian Doyle 


Sheehan: "overpowered' 

institutions. Christian candor compels 
us to admit that not all Jesuits are 
prepared to enter into this kind of 
conversation and mutuality. Nor are 
all lay people desirous of transcending 
mere professionalism to ask those more 
radical questions which will involve 
ethico-religious responses. Nonethe- 
less, collaboration is the only way that 
Jesuit-inspired institutions and works 
can survive. 

It is, however, impossible to work 
together unless we learn how to work 
together. Effectivejesuit collaboration 
with non-Jesuits will mean confront- 
ing some painful realities. For example, 
if collaboration involves shared vision, 
mutual involvement in the process of 
defining the corporate mission of a 
school, a parish, or a retreat center, 
and shared evaluation about how well 
the collaborators or apostolic col- 
leagues are doing, then Jesuits will 
need training in how groups are 
formed, interact, and mobilize for cor- 
porate action. Too often Jesuits have 
relied on the presumption that their 
formation and community life have 
been a kind of laboratory for collabo- 
ration or that the school or retreat 
center or parish is "ours" and we are 
now inviting outsiders to do it with 
us — but "our way." Not only are such 
notions managerially wrong, they are 
also, ultimately, un-Christian because 
they distrust both the good will and the 
experience of others. In the Christian 
enterprise no one of good will is the 
outsider or the stranger. Moreover, 
the kinds of problems that face our 
world community influence our life in 
the United States as well: terrorism, 
refugees, poverty, the pollution of the 

None of these kinds of problems 
can be resolved by intensifying isola- 
tion of country from country or person 
from person. Collaboration involves 
learning how to work together to re- 
solve the common problems of the 
human family. Collaboration also has 
to become an international skill or 
there will be no world worth saving. 

The Jesuit Future 

Fifth Assumption 

The Society of Jesus will continue its efforts 
to renew existing institutional works in the 
light of the four prior assumptions. 

Xvenewal is not a once-for-all phe- 
nomenon. Renewal as a constant ad- 
aptation to changing times and needs 
is an essential ingredient for success in 
today's world. Not to renew is to die. 
However, the renewal encouraged here 
is not just good management but also, 
and pre-eminently, Christian dedica- 
tion. The faith that promotes justice 
urges Jesuits to engage in corporate 
reflection about what really helps 
people attain enduring peace and love. 
Renewal goes hand in hand with the 
motto most identified with Jesuit serv- 
ice, for the greater glory of God. To 
help people effectively is, in fact, to 
give God greater glory. The contem- 
porary Jesuit, as he moves into his 
future, must be a man of assumptions 
akin to what I have suggested above. 

Institutional renewal is the hardest 
of all tasks. And among Jesuit-spon- 
sored works none is more complex 
than that of the university apostolate. 
The contemporary Jesuit university 
president faces a constituency with fre- 
quently conflicting demands, most of 
which involve money. A successful Je- 
suit-sponsored university like Boston 
College holds in creative tension a 
number of departments, research 
projects, and services which require an 
expertise that no one person can mus- 
ter. Simply managing or overseeing 
the management of such an operation 
demands a person of capacious talent. 
That the United States Jesuit prov- 
inces can continue to provide such 
qualified personnel to serve as univer- 
sity presidents is a tribute to the vitality 
and dedication of the present-day So- 
ciety. However, if Jesuits are to con- 
tinue to empower institutions with their 
values, then some decisions have to be 
made about how to get the most from 

the few without destroying Jesuits of 
talent, training, and generosity. Con- 
sequently, there is need for a United 
States Assistancy-wide reflection on 
how to renew Jesuit institutions in- 
cluding universities. 

W hat I have offered is a set of reflec- 
tions on the future of Jesuits. Under- 
neath these possibilities there are also 
some presumptions. First, the Society 
of Jesus is alive and well. The 1990- 
1991 Ignatian celebration is not a nos- 
talgia trip but rather a summons to cut 
through some thickets — indeed in 
some instances whole forests — and to 
explore trails which can lead to the 

Second, the assumptions and issues 
which have been presented here are 
not forecasts but trends and options. 
Third, the Jesuit Conference of the 
U.S. Assistancy offers a structure for 
reflection and action. There is no need 
to create an administrative apparatus; 
there is need to use better what we 
Jesuits already possess. Fourth, the fu- 
ture lies within the ability and willing- 
ness of U.S. Jesuits to empower the 
Jesuit Conference with the authority it 
needs to center American Jesuits on 
issues beyond their respective prov- 

Finally, it is a privilege, and, there- 
fore, a grace, to belong to a group of 
men who after 450 years can still feel 
the risk of God's future in their hands. 

Howard J. Gray, SJ, is the director of ter- 
tians for the Detroit Province of the Society 
of Jesus and an adjunct professor of spiri- 
tual theology at Weston School of Theology, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1 983 to 

1989 he was provincial of the Detroit 
Province and from 1986-1988 served as 
vice president of the Conference of Major 
Superiors of Men, U.S.A. During 1989- 

1990 he was planning consultant to the 
Jesuit Conference of East Asia. 



A black student's experience 
of Boston College 



was once asked by another 
student what it was like to 
be black at Boston College. 
It was the semester that I worked at the 
Murray Commuter House. We'd just 
had one of our Wednesday night spa- 
ghetti dinners, and I was doing the 
dishes. The question took me by sur- 
prise since it had nothing to do with 
anything we'd been discussing. In fact, 
it came up in the middle of one of 
those conversations where you could 
listen to every other word and still 
keep up. That was depth of most of our 
conversations. Also I was surprised to 
be asked. I had grown accustomed to 
thinking that white students were gen- 
erally apathetic about the concerns 

and feelings of people of color. 

Why do you want to know? I asked. It was 
a discussion topic in her sociology class, she 
said, and she had to write a paper on it. I 
thought that was a good enough reason to 
answer her question honestly — though I was 
not, however, about to tell her all I really felt, 
having learned from experience that when I 
do, when I try to convey to a white person the 
personal meaning of what I have encoun- 
tered around campus or in Boston, the usual 

response is guilt-stricken silence, when what 
I desperately need is verbal expression, is 

I told her I had gone to public schools in 
Boston, where being black didn't matter 
because everyone was black, the whites hav- 
ing fled after busing was imposed by the 
courts to aid integration. And so my skin 
color was neither an obstacle nor a benefit in 
my education until I came to Boston Col- 
lege. It was here that I discovered how black 
I was and how white my world was. 

The first inkling of what I was to encoun- 
ter here came within my first few days. I lost 
count of the number of people who asked 
me if I was on the track team, and upon 
hearing a negative response asked what sport 
I did p\ay? 

I quickly learned three things in my first 
months on Chestnut Hill. I learned, from 
things said by white students, that they be- 
lieved I was here not because of talent or 
ability, but that my education was simply the 
gift of Boston College's policy of affirmative 
action. I learned, from things said in class, 
that most of my white classmates had learned 
more at the schools they attended than I had 
learned in Boston's public schools. And I 
learned a new, frightening loneliness. In 
four of my five classes I was the only black or 
AHANA person. I had become, for the first 
time in my life, the chosen representative of 
my race. 

The effect of all this was a pressure result- 
ing in near paralysis. Each time I spoke or 
presented myself, I had to prove I was not 
like those people on the evening news. I, for 
example, could speak proper English. I could 
comprehend and follow what the professors 
were saying. In high school I had never been 
shy about speaking out in class, about calling 
attention to who I was and what I knew. Now, 
however, I wouldn't raise my hand to speak 
in class unless I was sure I had the correct 
answer to a specific question; a wrong an- 
swer would be a reflection on every African 
American in the University, those already 
here and those to come. Each time I handed 
in a paper, the fate of all of Africa depended 
on the grade I received. 

Time and experience have relieved that 
pressure, I told my questioner, but it is still 
wearisome to have to prove to people that I 
am qualified, as I sometimes feel I need to 
do. I sometimes still wonder: will anyone 
ever take it for granted that I may be smart? 



I didn't really expect any comment from 
her, and she didn't surprise me by giving me 
one. I went on washing dishes, and the issue 
and topic faded away as quickly and sud- 
denly as they had come. But for some rea- 
son, I didn't mind. I found myself being 
grateful for a course and an instructor that 
had asked this girl, in her senior college 
year, to consider what it might be like to be 

^HRJfcs hen I came to Boston College 
■ I I J and discovered Black Studies, I 
I fi J M felt like someone who had 
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"*R***W| longest time, I thought, I hoped, 
and I somehow unconsciously knew, that 
black people, for their centuries of exist- 
ence, had to have had more to do with the 
development of this country and of this 
planet than my teachers were telling me. I 
simply couldn't believe that the passive en- 
slavement of my people was the most signifi- 
cant part of my history. I knew I had to have 
more heroes than Dr. King. 

When you successfully complete 12 years 
of education and encounter so few repre- 
sentations of your culture, there develops a 
small nagging voice that asks: am I less than? 
This voice says no black person will ever be 
president of the United States. It says that 
maybe the skinheads and the neo-Nazis are 
right. If my people have not contributed to 
culture, to learning, to justice, then on what 
grounds do we claim equality? That voice 
and those questions are quickly suppressed, 
but they continue to whisper. 

And so when I took a course in black 
theology at Boston College, I was like a 
woman crazed from hunger. Learning about 
my people, about myself, and our contribu- 
tion to religious studies, made me feel cocky, 
enabled me to better still that little voice that 
had been holding me and my potential hos- 

The more I learned, the more I wanted to 
learn. I wanted to hear and see everything 
that had to do with black people and black 

culture. I did everything from viewing every 
single installment of "Eyes on the Prize" to 
purchasing mail order cassettes of sermons 
by Louis Farrakhan. Everything about being 
black fascinated me. 

And there were other students in and 
around the University that I could talk to 
about these issues. I had a friend for a while 
who was a Black Muslim. He was "soblack" that 
he believed that it was white people who were 
actually less than. I had a classmate, who in 
the beginning of our relationship, referred 
to me by name; I gradually became "sister." 
Each one of us was exhibiting different levels 
of "blackness. " We were as black as we needed 
to be to fill the void, to quiet the lying 

I was grateful to have these and other 
black friends here to help me deal with the 
problems and the pressures we face that are 
uniquely our own: our implied obligation, as 
young black leaders, to better a whole race of 
people; the fear of becoming a "pseudo" 
brother or sister because we live in "snow- 
flake city." 

There are times when I sit and think about 
my academic journey to this point, and I am 
amazed that I made it through without turn- 
ing my back on education. 


was sitting in McElroy Cafeteria 
one day last winterwith a couple 
of friends, gossiping, when 
one of my friends said, "I hate 
that boy," pointing to an aver- 
age-looking fair-haired boy. When I asked 
why, she looked pensive and told us about a 
literature course she was taking. She said the 
class had been assigned to read three short 
stories by black authors — an acknowledg- 
ment that February is Black History Month. 
My friend told me that for the first time 
she was actually excited about going to class 
and taking part in the discussion. The stories 
were about things she could relate to, about 
emotions and situations she had experienced. 
She was aching to share that. 

The class began with the professor asking 
for comments on the readings. My friend 
and a number of other students raised their 
hands, among them the average-looking fair- 
haired boy. The professor called on him. He 
said that he'd read the stories but now he was 
"tired of reading about ghetto life and black 



Those of us sitting around the lunch table 
were stunned. I thought of my years of edu- 
cation, my careful study of European and 
American history, into which black people 
appeared to drop, seemingly miraculously, 
every three centuries or so. After three short 
stories, the average looking fair-haired boy 
was "tired" of reading about "ghetto life and 
black people." 

I sat and looked across the room at the 
average-looking fair-haired boy. For a brief 
moment I was so jealous of his arrogance — 
to be so secure that who and what you are is 
all that you need to know, all that is necessary 
for success in this world, to be able to draw 
comfort even from your own ignorance. 


went back to my old commu- 
nity, the Mattapan neighbor- 
hood of Boston, last spring to 
look around, run some errands 
and see a couple of friends. This 
was the community that I claimed as my own 
from age six to 18; my so called "formative" 
years. Before we moved to Mattapan, my 
family and I had either shared homes or lived 
in apartments. In Mattapan, we had our first 
real house, all our own. For my parents, 
coming from a poverty-stricken country like 
Haiti, this home marked an important mile- 
stone in their lives. My sister and I were 
simply astounded by the huge backyard and 
the raggedy swing set that stood in the middle 
of it. 

I was walking in Mattapan Square, mixing 
with the crowds, the people boarding and 
unboarding the bus, the kids getting out of 
school, the teenagers hangin' outside the 
Greek pizzeria — and it suddenly struck me 
how alien the place looked. Everything was 
so familiar, yet so different, as if someone 
had rearranged the furniture in my room so 
that it lost that look that made the room 
undeniably mine. And I was overwhelmed by 
the feeling that I was terribly exposed, that I 
stood out, as though I was bigger or taller 
than everyone else. It was a nightmarish 
moment. It was at that moment that I real- 
ized Mattapan had ceased to be my home. 

I continued to walk around the square 
and I began to think about how two years at 
Boston College had changed me, the way I 
thought, the way I perceived, and how that 

evolution had begun to make me a stranger 
in my own home. If my community looked 
foreign to me after only two years at Boston 
College, what would it look like after four 

It was not the first time I wondered what 
my higher education will mean to my life. It 
sounds like the beginning of a tastelessjoke, 
but where does a black woman with a degree 
in English and political science go? Can she 
go home to Mattapan? And if not, where? 
Mattapan Square may no longer feel like my 
place, but Chestnut Hill isn't either. Even 
after nearly three years of life here, I am still 
trying to get used to M.D. license plates and 
joggers, and I find the quiet simply nerve- 

I know all the cliched implications of 
higher education — it's the road to a better 
job and making more money than my par- 
ents made. It means a better foundation for 
my children to start from and all those other 
good things. But I can not help thinking 
about and grieving what I am losing. 

I was once talking to a black friend. As 
usual, I was criticizing this thing or that 
about the black community, providing my 
educated analysis of exactly what was wrong. 
He suddenly turned to me and said, It's 
working. What are you talking about? I said. 
You're starting to think white, he said, to 
lose faith in the value of your culture. He 
said that he could recognize the symptoms 
because he, too, had experienced them. 

We both attended predominantly white 
colleges. We both came from predominantly 
black communities. My friend said that he 
had "cured himself by combining his biol- 
ogy major with one in black studies and by 
joining a historically black fraternity. These 
were two acts that allowed him to be com- 
fortable in his own skin, to feel he was keep- 
ing his sense of self as a black American. 

Though I was initially angry, I needed to 
hear what he had to say. I needed to hear 
someone else voice my secret anxieties, my 
feeling of being cut loose, against my will, 
from something important. But mostly, I 
needed to know that someone had gone 
through this and had come out all right. 

I have another friend. He attends a pre- 
dominantly black college in Washington, 
D.C. I've noticed that the way he thinks of his 
college experience is different from the way 
I think of mine. I think of my college expe- 
rience in terms of the sun and the moon. 

When I 

try to 

convey to a white 
person the per- 
sonal meaning 
of what I have 
around campus 
or in Boston, the 
usual response 
is guilt-stricken 
silence, when 
what I desper- 
ately need is 


When senior william schneir walks through 

the dining room in McElroy Commons, he sees students 
seated as though they'd been instructed to separate them- 
selves according to race, culture or ethnic group. That, he 
told a gathering of about 200 at a February 20th meeting on 
campus racism, is troubling. 

While Schneir, who is white, would like to socialize with 
people from different backgrounds, he would not feel com- 
fortable "going up to a table and saying, 'Hi, I'm here. Let's 
interact.' But how do you make that contact?" 

The forum at which Schneir made that observation fol- 
lowed a nationally broadcast teleconference on campus rac- 
ism. Held in the Conte Forum, the event was sponsored by 
AHANA Student Programs and 
the Intercultural Affairs Coun- 
cil, a group of faculty, staff and 
students appointed by President 
Monan last fall to widen BC's 
appreciation for its many cul- 

Student Affairs Vice Presi- 
dent Kevin Duffy told the gath- 
ering that although one of ev- 
ery five BC students is of 

AHANA [African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American] or inter- 
national origin, "we still see separatism" on campus. "Getting 
to know people who are different than us is not on the 
agenda," Duffy said. "It just doesn't seem important, some- 

Those who spoke at the f orum generally agreed that, while 
Boston College has had few overt racial incidents, it is not 
immune from harmful attitudes and behaviors. Associate 
Professor of Sociology Seymour Leventman postulated that 
the 1 980s saw a general use of racial and ethnic stereotypes in 
the political arena, which led to a perception that racist 
behavior is socially acceptable. 

Horace Seldon, a lecturer in philosophy, recommended 
"structured opportunities" for students from different racial 
or cultural backgrounds to talk with one another about social 
issues. "I have seen the benefits of this in my classes," he said. 
"The students disagree, they get mad, they argue. But over a 

Coming together 

A campus forum looks 
at bridging the racial divide 

year, some remarkable things happen, and they wind up 

Additional help in improving cross-cultural awareness, 
Duffy suggested, would come from the new intercultural 
council and the Core Curriculum Task Force — which is exam- 
ining, among other matters, the role of diversity in the 
University's undergraduate curriculum. 

Communication is vital, said Sonja Tucker '93, in helping 
more members of the BC community appreciate AHANA 
students' abilities and experiences. Too often, she said, some 
students — and even faculty — assume AHANA students are 
admitted to BC simply for the sake of integrating the student 
body. "I didn't come here through the AHANA Office, but 

through the Admission Office," 
Tucker declared. 

University Chaplain Richard 
Cleary, SJ, an Intercultural Af- 
fairs Council member who at- 
tended the event, came away im- 
pressed by the candor and tenor 
of the discussion. The challenge, 
he said, is getting more of the BC 
community to reflect and share 
their views on race and culture. 
Fr. Cleary said he liked Seldon's comment about provid- 
ing "structured opportunities" for students from different 
racial or cultural backgrounds to interact. This could be 
accomplished through initiatives by University Housing in 
dormitories, he noted, or by holding intercultural retreats. 
"You don't want to have a setting where you have two AHANA 
students, and all the rest are white," Fr. Cleary said. "That 
does not help address the issue; you need a better balance. 
But we do need to extend Horace Seldon's model beyond the 
classroom, and bring students together. It won't solve the 
problem, but it is a step." 

Associate CSOM Professor Judith Gordon, another coun- 
cil member, said the task is more broad-based. "We have to 
stress that 'intercultural' spans more than issues of black- 
white. It has to do with a person's religion, sex and perhaps 
even other characteristics. We have to make people aware of 

what diversity really means." 

Sean Smith 


White students and black students make up 
the different bodies that orbit the University. 
There are instances where the two align and 
instances where they influence each other, 
but they are usually short-lived. My friend 
comprises the sun, the moon and all the 
stars. He sees himself in his university, and 
there are times when I am so envious of his 
position that I'm ready to hijack the next 
plane out of Logan Airport for Washington. 

Once he called and said that he had heard 
about a dance at BC and wondered if I was 
going. I said that I knew about the dance, but 
I wasn't going because it was a "white" event. 
That is not to say that there would be a sign 
at the door saying, "no niggers allowed." I 
simply understood that I probably would not 
feel comfortable there. Who would I talk to? 
Who would I dance with? What kind of music 
would be played? Questions like these always 
keep me home. 

But these superficial questions only mask 
the deeper problem. Despite the great strides 
that have been made in this country in race 
relations, we still remain a practically segre- 
gated society. Crossing that line socially is 
hard and many times uncomfortable. I have 
attended a few events where I was either the 
only AHANA or the only black person 
present, drawn there by coaxing from white 
friends or by my own curiosity. I have often 
wondered if either my white friends or the 
other white students were as aware as I was of 
my "only-ness". Only-ness is such a feeling of 
vulnerability. Among other things, it ruins 
almost any chance of having a really good 

At my friend's university, all events — aca- 
demic, social, formal and informal — are 
geared toward him, made for his comfort 
and enrichment. The idea of a "white" event 
is totally foreign to him. What keeps me from 
hijacking that flight, however, is the knowl- 
edge that being here at BC is teaching me to 
deal with the "real world" I am preparing to 
enter — a world a universe away from 
Mattapan Square — a world in which, sadly, I 
will likely continue to be "the only." The 
ability to survive, to thrive and even to be 
happy under those circumstances is some- 

thing that can't be obtained in a semester- 
long course or explained in a textbook. That 
ability can only be learned by getting up 
every day and wrestling with who I am in the 
world I live in. 

Students come to Boston College carry- 
ing all the grit and grime of larger society, at 
times in concentrated portions. (A white 
student once said to me that he had no 
problem with blacks attending BC, since he 
knew plenty of other "dumb" students here. 
I hope he counted himself among them.) 
There are times when I feel as though I am 
walking against the wind. But at my most 
hopeful I can't help but believe that being 
here, dealing with other students, profes- 
sors and administrators, and giving them 
the opportunity to deal with me, is teaching 
us all something, removing the other-ness, 
giving us a mutual point of reference, a 
shared world. 

But I must admit that I have yet another, 
less noble, motive for attending a predomi- 
nantly white college. I want a degree from 
Boston College precisely because it is a 
"white" institution. My friend's university 
has more PhD's teaching at both the gradu- 
ate and undergraduate level. His university 
includes a law school, medical school, a 
university hospital, a dental school, a school 
of divinity, and centers for cancer and sickle 
cell research. It boasts alumni the likes of 
Lawrence Douglas Wilder, governor of Vir- 
ginia; David Dinkins, mayor of New York 
City; and Thurgood Marshall, Supreme 
Court Justice. And like BC's, his college's 
board of trustees reads like an excerpt from 
Who's Who. The difference between my de- 
gree and his is that mine will already have 
been ratified by the majority culture. I won't 
have to explain. I will never have to qualify or 
defe.d my education. My friend won't al- 
ways have that. 

I want my degree written in Latin and my 
name in bold type. Let no one, seeing it, 
even for a moment doubt my ability, as a 
black person and as a woman. Understand, 
though, that this is not for me. The degree 
will only make official what I have managed 
to know all along. ■ 


my most 

hopeful I can't 
help but believe 
that being here, 
dealing with 
other students, 
professors and 
and giving them 
the opportunity 
to deal with me, 
is teaching us all 
removing the 

Johanne Lochard will graduate from Boston Col- 
lege in May 1 992. This is her first published work. 




Refuting charges that a recent Vatican instruction constitutes an 

attempt to censor theologians, a BC faculty member says the 

document provides a necessary extension of long-standing 

Church principles on dealing with theological dissent 


Bhe nagging tensions 
inherent in any at- 
tempt to reconcile the 
demands of academic 
freedom with a firm 
commitment to the 
Church's official 
teachings have again been forcefully 
bought home to us in an important 
document issued last June by the Con- 
gregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 
under the title, Instruction on theEcclesial 
Vocation of the Theologian. Coming as it 
did on the heels of the Vatican's inves- 
tigation of such well-known figures as 
Edward Schillebeeckx, Leonardo Boff, 
Hans Kiing and Charles Curran, the 
last two of whom were eventually 
stripped of their mission to teach as 
Catholic theologians, the new docu- 
ment was bound to make headlines, 
especially in a country where most 
Catholic universities operate under 
public charters and subscribe to the 
principles of academic freedom in 
vogue in secular universities. 

The reaction of the liberal press was 
predictable. Time magazine called the 
Instruction a thunderbolt, "the tough- 
est and most sweeping pronouncement 
Rome has made in modern times on 
the limits of intellectual freedom in 
the Roman Catholic Church" ("Draw- 
ing the Line on Dissent, "July 9, 1990) . 
Commonweal followed suit, ignoring 
completely the broad ecclesial context 
within which the problem of dissent is 


taken up. It labeled the Instruction's 
overall message "disheartening" and 
read it as a "sweeping rejection of what 
constitutes much of the framework of 
human consciousness in the twentieth 
century," thereby implying that this 
framework should have the same nor- 
mative value for the Catholic Church 
as it supposedly does for everyone else 
in our time. The text, it added, was the 
latest salvo in an ongoing offensive 
against dissidents, and it warned that 
there was more to come — perhaps a 
new encyclical or apostolic letter pro- 
claiming the infallibility of the norms 
on which the Church bases its stand on 
artificial birth control and other mat- 
ters pertaining to sexual morality. A 
"major disaster" was in the making. 
Catholic intellectual life would be dis- 
credited and "for great numbers of 
Catholics of all ranks, the choice would 
be to fall silent, dissemble, or take 
their leave of the Catholic Church" 
("Dangerous Opinions," 10 August, 

For weeks, the National Catholic Re- 
porter was its usual strident self. Its 
Vatican affairs expert, Peter Hebbleth- 
waite, did not have a kind word to say 
about the Instruction: its content was 
amiss, its argument flawed or nonex- 
istent, and its spirit anything but Chris- 
dan. To make matters worse, there is 
"a lot of anger" in it, more so, it would 
seem, than in Hebblethwaite's own 
ardcle, if that is possible. One can 
sense it in "the venom with which theo- 
logical positions are caricatured, the 
better to be denounced," and in the 
allegation that the theologians are 
trying to displace or replace the bish- 
ops as the Church's official teachers 
("Alternative of Cowed Silence Strange 
Way to Defend Faith," July 13, 1990). 
In the meantime, letters to the editor 
poured in, the vast majority bitterly 
critical of the Vatican and comparing 
its tactics to those of the Nazi regime or 
Stalin's Great Terror. 

Non-Catholics were equally quick 
tojump into the fray. In a New York Times 
op-ed piece that verges on the hys- 
terical, Harvey Cox spoke of the 
Instruction 's "chilling" effect in outer as 
well as inner Catholic space. The self- 

censorship for which it calls was sure to 
"weaken the presently robust level of 
Catholic biblical and theological 
scholarship, thus endangering the field 
of religious studies as a whole." More 
than ever, theologians will have to be 
on their guard, never knowing when a 
phone call might come from some 
chancery watchman in response to a 
casual remark made on a TV panel or 
in a magazine article. To forestall that 
dreaded call, they will have to aban- 
don their "unflinching candor" and 
become dissemblers. 

Cox saw a good deal of irony in all of 
this. Catholic theologians will now 
"have to cope with some of the same 
numbing prohibitions that Pope John 
PaulII helped abolish in Eastern Eu- 
rope and the Soviet Union." Whereas 
they are forbidden to use the mass 
media to make their views known be- 
yond the narrow circles in which they 
move, their ecclesiastical superiors, the 
American bishops, have no qualms 
about hiring a public relations firm to 
manage their campaign against abor- 
tion. Cox likewise faults the Instruction 
for its failure to note that today's her- 
etic is often tomorrow's saint. The 
books of Thomas Aquinas, Roman Ca- 
tholicism's official theologian, were 
once "publicly burned in Paris by 
church authorities," or so Cox would 
have us believe. In our own day, theo- 
logical luminaries who had long been 
out of favor with the Vatican — Congar, 
De Lubac, Danielou and von Balthasar 
among them — were spectacularly re- 
habilitated and in some cases elevated 
to the rank of cardinal. 

True, says Cox, the document rec- 
ognizes that dissent is sometimes le- 
gitimate, but it will not permit theolo- 
gians who have serious difficulties with 
the Church's teaching to take the 
matter up with anyone save the re- 
sponsible authority. Theological dis- 
course is thus reduced to a private 
enterprise, to be carried on "under the 
seal of the confessional." This, for 
Cox, is "elitism at its worst," one of the 
great crimes of our time. The laity is 
shut out altogether and theology is left 
in the sole hands of . . . theologians! 

But why should Cox, a Protestant 



who teaches at Harvard, a university 
not known for its close ties to the Vati- 
can and well heyond the reach of its 
thunderbolts, be so exercised about 
the internal affairs of the Catholic 
Church? The answer, we are told, is 
that everybody stands to lose by the 
new ban. Even when they go unheeded, 
gag rules have a stifling effect on life, 
both for the gagged and for those who 
are trying to talk with them. Just as 
theology is too important to be left to 
theologians, so Catholic theology is 
too important to be left to Catholics. 
No, the ban is not a purely internal 
matter. It affects everyone who cares 
about the truth: "Ask not for whom the 
phone ringeth. It ringeth for us all" 
{N.Y. Times, August 17, 1990). 

The shrillness of these reactions 
stands in sharp contrast to the tone of 
the Vatican document, which is hardly 
inquisitorial or reminiscent of what 
went on in Germany and the Soviet 
Union under Hitler and Stalin. The 
Instruction does not claim to do more 
than restate for our time the principles 
by which the Church has long been 
guided in dealing with the complex 
issue of theological dissent. Its posi- 
tion is not noticeably different from 
the one taken by Vatican II and already 
advocated by Thomas Aquinas, who 
states flatly that there are times when a 
subordinate has not only the right but 
the duty to criticize an ecclesiastical 
superior, as long as he does so with 
internal respect, external deference 
and discretion (cf. Summa Theol., II-II, 
33, 4). It was understood that this re- 
spect is not limited to the Church's 
solemn pronouncements but extends 
to its so-called "ordinary magisterium" 
as well. 

What the Instruction rules out is not 
dissent as such, unless one insists on 
using the term in a pejorative sense, 
but organized and public dissent, which 
nowadays frequently takes the form of 
an appeal to the media for the purpose 
of mobilizing popular sentiment in 
favor of opinions at odds with the au- 
thoritative teachings of the Church. 
But this is nothing new, either. Pope 
Paul VI had already said as much and 
for the same reasons. What sets Chris- 

tianity apart from the religions to which 
it is most closely related, Judaism and 
Islam, is that it first comes to sight as a 
nonpolitical religion or, in St. Paul's 
words, a "life-giving doctrine." It 
teaches that henceforth one would be 
justified by "faith" rather than by obe- 
dience to a God-given "law." In its view, 
orthodoxy is more important than 
orthopraxy and what one holds as a 
believer takes precedence over any of 
the political or legal arrangements by 
which human beings are won t to order 
their temporal lives. Accordingly, no 
other religious tradition has ever 
placed a greater premium on purity of 
doctrine. This explains the need for a 
unique teaching office, known since 
the nineteenth century as the "magis- 
terium" and made up of the pope and 
the bishops, who speak for the Church 
as a whole in matters of faith and mor- 

Hebblethwaite is probably right 
when he says that few theologians have 
any desire to set themselves up as a 
separate magisterium, on a par with 
and at times in opposition to the hier- 
archy; but if, by going over the heads of 
the bishops and taking their case to 
the general public through press con- 
ferences, TV appearances, interviews, 
widely circulated petitions and full- 
page ads in our national dailies, they 
regularly succeed in undermining the 
hierarchy's doctrinal authority, the 
effect is much the same. 

No one denies that theologians have 
an irreplaceable contribution to make 
to the life of the Church. Part of their 
task is precisely to enlighten the magis- 
terium and, by so doing, to help every- 
one else arrive at a clearer or firmer 
grasp of the divinely revealed truth. 
Vatican II showed us all that can be 
accomplished when bishops and theo- 
logians collaborate in genuinely colle- 
gial fashion. This does not alter the 
fact that the theologian's authority is 
essentially different from that of the 
magisterium. It is an "epistemic" au- 
thority, based on knowledge alone, as 
distinguished from the effective or 
"deontic" authority of the person to 
whom the governance of the commu- 
nity has been entrusted. 

What this means concretely is not 
that there is never any room for discus- 
sion about points of doctrine but only 
that, when complete agreement can- 
not be reached, the hierarchy retains 
the right of final decision. The exer- 
cise of that right, an act of the practical 
intellect (as the old Scholastics would 
have said), requires that the present 
and long-range good of the whole 
community be taken into account. As 
such, it calls for a prudential rather 
than a purely speculative judgment on 
the part of the one who makes the 
decision. If the originality of the In- 
structionMes anywhere, it is in the forth- 
right acknowledgment that magiste- 
rial decisions of this sort are not neces- 
sarily the last word on the subject and 
need to be interpreted in the light of 
the historical situation that is being 
addressed. Church doctrine is ex- 
pected to remain the same in all essen- 
tials, but pastoral considerations dic- 
tate that the modalities of its presenta- 
tion vary in accordance with changing 
times and circumstances. A prime ex- 
ample of this kind of adaptation is 
Vatican IPs reformulation of certain 
well-known nineteenth- and early 
twentieth-century declarations con- 
cerning religious freedom whose re- 
strictive language was deemed inap- 
propriate to our time. The interesting 
question, and it is not a question on 
which we need to dwell here, is whether 
the new formula does not in effect 
represent a substantial departure from 
traditional Church teaching. 

one of this is to imply 
that Church authori- 
ties have always dem- 
onstrated the proper 
wisdom in their efforts 
to implement the 
foregoing principles. 
Rome itself has admitted that mistakes 
were made in the past, that those who 
acted in its name were occasionally 
inspired by motives that were more 
political than religious, and that its 
procedures still leave something to be 
desired. The other side of the story is 
that most popular accounts of the 


Church's dealings with dissenters and 
heretics fail to rise above the level of 
Enlightenment propaganda. At a dis- 
tance of several centuries, it is difficult 
to arrive at a clear picture of the issues 
involved in any particular case. The 
most frequently cited examples are 
those of Giordano Bruno and Galileo, 
who were dragged before the Inquisi- 
tion among other things for uphold- 
ing the Copernican theory. Yet there is 
mounting evidence to suggest that 
more was at stake in this matter than 
the defense of an astronomical system 
whose nonhypothetical 
established to the satis- 
faction of the scientific 
community for at least 
another century. Some 
modern thinkers, such 
as Spinoza, descried in 
the new theory further 
proof of the spurious 
character of the would- 
be miraculous events 
narrated in the Bible. 
If the earth revolved 
around the sun and not 
vice versa, Joshua could 
not have stopped the 
sun in its tracks. An- 
other blow was being 
struck at the Bible, 
whose credibility was 
thought to rest in part 
on the historical truth of such events. 
The argument was the more telling as 
medieval theology regarded Joshua's 
miracle as the greatest of all possible 
miracles, one greater even than the 
resurrection of a dead person. Other 
segments of the intellectual elite were 
attracted to the Copernican theory 
because it symbolically assigned to 
natural reason, represented in the 
Western tradition by the sun or the 
Greek god Apollo, the place reserved 
for Christ at the center of the universe. 
It was part and parcel of a powerful 
movement the object of which was 
again to challenge the authority of 
divine revelation. This alone was more 
than enough to arouse the curiosity of 
a group of understandably suspicious 

Even so, the Church appears to have 
been slow to take action against phi- 
losophers or scientists as long as the 
discussion of such matters was con- 
fined to learned circles. Galileo did 
not come under ecclesiastical scrutiny 
until his Dialogue on the Two Chief Sys- 
tems of the World, a book written for 
nonspecialists, was published. By its 
own admission, the famous con- 
demnation of 1277 alluded to by Cox 
was prompted by a concern for the 
spiritual welfare of the nonacademic 
community, among whom the cen- 

I he glory of Christianity is to have introduced 
free inquiry, the necessary condition of intellec- 
tual progress, into the religious community. Its 
genius is to have realized that this spirit would 
die if it were exercised without any regard for 
the needs of society. 

sured theses, most of them deeply hos- 
tile to the faith, had begun to spread. 
For the record, it should also be 
noted that Thomas Aquinas' books 
were not burned by order of the bishop 
of Paris, Etienne Tempier. Tempier's 
list of 219 "errors" does include a few 
propositions that Thomas, who had 
been dead for three years, would prob- 
ably have endorsed, but this hardly 
amounts to a bonfire of the kind that 
Cox seems to have in mind. Luther is 
the one who urged his disciples to 
burn their copies of Thomas' works, 
something they apparently refused to 
do for reasons over which it is tempt- 
ing to muse. Tempier's main target 
was not Thomas but Thomas' adver- 
saries, Siger of Brabant and his cohorts 
in the Arts Faculty, whose radical 

Aristotelianism threatened to sap the 
foundations of Christendom. 

As for the most common objections 
to any restriction on freedom of 
speech — that it smacks of totalitarian- 
ism, stifles creativity, and breeds hy- 
pocrisy — they are neither new nor very 
profound. The lesson to be drawn from 
history is that unlimited freedom of 
speech is or can be as much of a threat 
to freedom as its opposite. Our own 
century has seen how rapidly societies 
that grant the same privileges to the 
enemies of freedom as to its friends 
can lose their freedom. 
Not entirely by acci- 
dent did Weimar Ger- 
many, the freest soci- 
ety the world had ever 
seen, become the 
breeding ground of 
the most hateful tyr- 
anny known to hu- 

Only if one accepts 
the now largely dis- 
credited view that hu- 
man progress is inevi- 
table and as it were a 
necessity of nature, as 
did Spinoza and John 
Stuart Mill, the two 
staunchest advocates 
of free speech in our 
tradition, is it possible 
to maintain that abso- 
lute freedom of expression always re- 
dounds to the benefit of the society 
that sanctions it. The glory of Christi- 
anity is to have introduced the spirit of 
free inquiry, the necessary condition 
of intellectual progress, into the reli- 
gious community by making the study 
of philosophy a mandatory part of its 
curriculum of theological studies. Its 
genius is to have realized that this spirit 
would die as quickly as it did elsewhere 
if it were to be cultivated without any 
regard for the needs of society at large. 
We forget too easily that through- 
out most of history freedom of speech 
as we now understand it was an un- 
known commodity, not only because 
governments did not tolerate it, but 
because of the restraints that writers 
who had something of importance to 


say saw fit to impose upon themselves. 
St. Augustine went so far as to argue 
that one "commits a grave sin, " grauiter 
peccat, by revealing certain truths to 
people who are not prepared for them 
and liable to misuse them. The "crea- 
tivity" of these writers does not appear 
to have been thereby stifled. Many if 
not most of the great classics of world 
literature owe their depth and subtlety 
to the severe constraints under which 
they were written. None of their au- 
thors believed in the possibility of 
popular enlightenment and most of 
them cautioned against it. 
This did not make them 
any less eager to share 
their thoughts with oth- 
ers. They solved the 
problem by having re- 
course to a dual language 
the purpose of which was 
to conceal certain truths 
from the general public 
while allowing them to 
transpire for those to 
whom it could be of 
greatest benefit. 

Cardinal Newman , who 
made a special study of 
that dual language in the 
works of the Church Fa- 
thers (and got into a lot of 
trouble with his former 
coreligionists for defend- 
ing it, as he tells us in his Apologia), 
referred to it as the "economy" or the 
"reserve." Unlike his nineteenth-cen- 
tury critics, he did not think it would 
automatically turn people into dis- 
semblers and hypocrites. There is a 
vast difference between keeping cer- 
tain opinions to oneself out of a noble 
regard for the needs or sensibilities of 
others on the one hand, and doing it 
out of self-interest or cowardice on the 
other. In the former case, one exercises 
prudence, which is a virtue; in the 
latter, one indulges in hypocrisy, which 
is a vice. Foreign as it may be to our 
modern taste, the pedagogy had much 
to recommend it since it served equally 
well the interests of the truth and those 
of the political or religious commu- 

Not much has been gained by aban- 

doning it. Tocqueville andjohn Stuart 
Mill both make the paradoxical obser- 
vation that there is less freedom of 
thought in our modern democratic 
societies than in any of the old aristo- 
cratic societies. People today may be 
politically freer than most of their 
predecessors, but they are that much 
more subject to what the popular press 
has since named the hegemony of "po- 
litical correctness." Tocqueville called 
it the "tyranny of the majority, " adding 
that the American regime had done a 
better job of preventing the circula- 

Like the proverbial hen that has laid duck's 

eggs, the once 'liberal' theologians whose 

views the Council had finally embraced found 

themselves gazing in amazement, not to say 

horror, at what their erstwhile disciples were 

saying and doing. 

tion of ideas that ran counter to major- 
ity opinion than even the Spanish In- 
quisition. "Literary genius," he said, 
"cannot exist without freedom of the 
spirit, and there is no freedom of the 
spirit in America. " The remark may be 
truer than most of us care to admit. 

The odd feature of the contest that 
has been pitting the Vatican against 
our dissident theologians is that both 
sides seek to justify their positions by 
appealing to the authority of Vatican 
II, which each side accuses the other of 
trying to highjack. This has been pos- 
sible only because of the Council's 
ambiguous stand on many of the issues 
that divide the two groups. A decision 
was made at the outset that in its delib- 
erations the Council would pursue two 
different courses of action or move 
along two different lines. It was to be 

an effort at ressourcement, that is, a re- 
turn to the premodern sources of 
Christian life and thought — principally 
the Bible, the Church Fathers, and the 
liturgy — and it was to be an updating 
of the Church's message or, to use 
Pope John XXIII's term, an aggior- 
namento, by which was meant an at- 
tempt to catch up to or come to terms 
with the modern world. The trouble is 
that few people bothered to ask how 
these two lines of attack were supposed 
to converge. It was taken for granted 
that they would complement each 
other and the crucial 
question of the relation- 
ship of modernity to 
premodernity was never 
addressed thematically. 
As a result, little serious 
attention was given to the 
possibility of a tension, 
not to speak of an out- 
right conflict, between 
these two vastly different 
modes of thought. 

The tension or the 
conflict, whichever it may 
be, is particularly evident 
in two of the Council's 
most important and con- 
troversial documents, the 
Declaration on Religious 
Freedom and the Constitu- 
tion on the Church in the 
Modern World, both of them promul- 
gated in 1965. Among the many ex- 
amples that one could cite is the Dec- 
laration's teaching on individual free- 
dom, which stresses the fact that "hu- 
man beings are bound to obey their 
own consciences" and are to be "guided 
by their own judgment" and later pro- 
ceeds to remind them that they are not 
as free as they may have been led to 
believe, for the disciple is "bound by a 
grave obligation toward Christ his mas- 
ter ever more adequately to under- 
stand the truth received from him, 
faithfully to proclaim it, and vigorously 
to defend it" {Declaration on Religious 
Freedom, nos. 11 and 14). Not surpris- 
ingly, a sizable portion of the Catholic 
population seems to have responded 
with greater enthusiasm to the first of 
these two statements than to the sec- 


ond. Over the centuries, the Church 
had, whenever possible, encouraged 
the laudable practice of toleration. In a 
sudden about-face, it now seemed ready 
to endorse, however ambivalendy, the 
typically modern principle of toleration 
and its corollary, complete freedom of 
religion. It is unfortunate that few of 
the Council Fathers had any deep 
knowledge of modern thought or much 
time to acquaint themselves with it, for 
the Council, already in its fourth year, 
was rapidly coming to a close. A signifi- 
cant part of its agenda was thus left 
unfinished and the stage was set for the 
free fall into which theologians in in- 
creasingly large numbers would be 

he consequences were 
not long in manifest- 
ing themselves. They 
became visible to the 
naked eye in the 
splintering of Catho- 
lic theology during 
the years that followed. Like the pro- 
verbial hen that has laid duck's eggs, 
the once "liberal" theologians whose 
views the Council had finally embraced 
found themselves gazing in amaze- 
ment, not to say horror, at what their 
erstwhile disciples were saying and 
doing and spent the last years of their 
lives bemoaning the drift of post-Vati- 
can II theological thought. One would 
like to believe that the dissensions that 
have been racking the Church ever 
since are a sign of growing maturity, 
but they can just as easily be seen as the 
harbingers of a deepening crisis the 
full dimensions of which have yet to be 

The fact of the matter is that, for all 
its penetration, the Instruction adopts 
the same ambiguous stance as Vatican 
II toward modern thought, which it 
courts in one way and repudiates in 
another. It sticks to the old Roman 
habit of trading in "isms" — liberalism, 
relativism, pluralism, positivism, and 
the like — without probing their differ- 
ent meanings or seeking to uncover 
the principles that underlie them. It 
evinces no keen awareness of the rea- 

sons that led to the break with 
premodern thought, the force of the 
arguments in favor of modern thought, 
and the possible answers to these argu- 
ments. Above all, it does not explain 
how the legitimate insights of moder- 
nity might be divorced from their 
original context and inserted into a 
more adequate framework. In conse- 
quence, it lacks the freshness that one 
looks for in a document of this sort, 
which cannot be content with merely 
reaffirming the Church's basic teach- 
ings but must strive to instill new life 
into them by means of an invigorating 
dialogue with their most thoughtful 
critics. Quite apart from its substantive 
merits, the Instruction sounds cranky. 
It thus unwittingly lends credence to 
the view that Rome is engaged in a 
concerted attempt to repeal the mod- 
ern age and roll back the Council. 

Much outstanding work has been 
done by the greatest minds of our 
century to bring to light the true char- 
acter of modernity, clarify the nature 
of its break with premodernity, and 
propose new and better ways of relat- 
ing them to each other. With rare 
exceptions, theologians, who have a 
vital stake in the matter, have yet to 
familiarize themselves with this work 
and learn how to use it both to over- 
come the limitations of pre-Vatican II 
theology and curb the excesses of post- 
Vatican II theology. Only when this 
task is accomplished will Catholic the- 
ology be able to recover its lost equilib- 
rium and turn the stillborn debates in 
which it has been consuming itself 
into instruments of genuine intellec- 
tual progress. ■ 

Ernest L. Fortin, AA, is a professor in the 
Boston College Theology Department. His 
article "The trouble with Catholic social 
thought" appeared in the Summer 1988 
issue of "BCM. " 


Carl's gift 


Priest, performer, gadfly, scholar- 
Carl Thayer, SJ, 
was a teacher for a lifetime 


My first experience of Carl Thayer 
was in September 1952, when he 
was in his prime and I, along with 30 
other semi-barbarian, barely literate 17- 
year-old Boston working-class kids, sat in 
his Greek class on my first day as a BC 

Into the room swept a tall, menacing fig- 
ure, black-cassocked, grey-haired, slightly 
stooped, breathing a disconcerting combi- 
nation of utter world-weariness and almost 
demonic energy. (For all we knew he might 
have been 100 years old; or have dropped 
directly from the Empyrean.) After the prayer, 
he announced in his stentorian tones and 
precise enunciation to us and to all who 
could hear through the wide-open doors 
and windows: "Gentlemen, you should real- 
ize from the start that, while it is possible to get 
an education around this place, it is damned 
difficult." The next four years proved for me 
to be an exhilarating elaboration not only on 
the possibility and the damned difficulty of 
getting an education, but also on the joy and 
sheer fun of it — with not a few asides on the 
follies of "the management" of "this place," 
with which Carl carried on a lifelong love- 
hate relationship. 

Carl was a born teacher, a pedagogue to 
the core — even at times a near tyrant, as he 
himself would gleefully acknowledge. His 
students were his life, the classroom his 
stage. Learning was a deadly serious busi- 
ness. And he would teach anyone anything 
at any time. All he asked in return was that 
you want to learn. 

Each class was a new drama. Once when 
one of us failed to recognize some form of 
dunamai, Carl leapt to the board and began 
writing furiously: dunamai, dunasai, dunatai 
. . . bellowing out each form as he wrote it 
. . . dunametha, dunasthe, dunantai. . . until he 
had filled the boards, on the front and side 
walls of the room, with the whole paradigm, 
all the way to dunetheis, dunetheisa, dunethen, 
with every accent and breathing in its proper 
place. Whereupon, he wheeled and con- 
temptuously flung the exhausted fragment 
of chalk into the wastebasket — from some 
considerable distance — and stormed out of 
the room. Applause, relief, fear and trem- 
bling, and a good deal of dunamai that night. 
Only later did we discover that he did the 
same act every year, now with dunamai, now 
with oida. All staged, rehearsed and superbly 
acted. Pure theater. And he never lost his 
knack for the outrageous turn. Just last year 
we were chatting and he said to me, "David, 
you're lucky. You like people. Personally, I 
can't stand them!" Surely not the literal 
truth, but provocative nonetheless. 



Gentlemen, ' he 

announced in his 

stentorian tones, 'you 

should realize from 

the start that, while it 

is possible to get an 

education around this 

place, it is damned 


In recent years, Carl did most of his teach- 
ing in the parlor next to the front door of St. 
Mary's Hall, doors and windows flung open. 
A sort of public classroom for anyone — 
including passersby as far away as Linden 
Lane and, perforce, whoever was minding 
the switchboard at the moment — who wanted 
to learn to read and understand Greek or 
anything else. Sometimes he listened with 
Olympian weariness and heroic patience to 
his students' tortured translations; more of- 
ten, as the years went on and his patience 
slipped, he simply read aloud to them in 
tones now only slightly less stentorian. Some 
were BC students; many were children of 
former students. I shall never forget passing 
by one summer day. He was intoning 
Agamemnon's line from the first book of the 
Iliad: "And I myself will drag the fair Briseis 
to my tent" (picture that, I defy you), as the 
13-year-old daughter of an old friend and 
fellow student of mine sat gazing dreamily 
into the middle distance, far more intent, I 
am sure, on the thoughts that young maid- 
ens think in summer than on the wrath of 
Achilles, or even the fate of the fair Briseis. 
And there was the small, slightly stunned 
boy, not more than five years old, his feet 
dangling a foot or more from the floor, as 
Carl, hunched over the book with his glasses 
off, read aloud to him from Rudyard Kipling: 
"... and they demanded 20,000 rupees as 
ransom." Carl paused, looked up from the 
book and asked the boy: " Do you know what 
a rupee is, son?" We can take comfort in the 
assurance that that small boy will never for- 
get what a rupee is. 

The style was always unique. And it was 
always suited to the student. Carl set a stan- 
dard. He challenged you. But he also left you 
free to accept or reject the challenge. He was 
well aware that he lived in a world of his 
own — and he liked it there — but he never 
demanded that you live there too — except 
temporarily and on business. We were, I 
have come to realize, always students to him, 
young people to be helped on the way to 
finding our own best selves. Never disciples 
or followers to be artificially moulded and 
turned into some preconceived pattern of 
his making. 

He taught us lots of Greek — "tons of 
Greek," as he liked to call it. And even then 
he always insisted, in his self-effacing way, 
that we really learned it all on our own, in 
spite of the obstacles he set in our paths. But 

Greek was only part of it — and probably not 
the major part. What was the rest? No doubt 
it was something quite different for each of 
us. But I suspect that some kind of general 
attempt at an answer to the question of what 
that rest was would give us a clue as to what 
makes a great teacher. I have puzzled over 
this a lot and am still not sure that I have it 
straight. Teaching is at best such an inexact 
science — or rather it is an art, like being a 
parent, or practicing law or politics, or 
searching for justice — and those of us who 
practice any of these arts can never feel 
satisfied that we are getting it quite right. 

I think that this dissatisfaction is part of 
Carl's gift to me. The "Thayeretical Method" 
he named it. And it called for discipline and 
standards and hard work, and it allowed for 
no sloppiness, no "woolly-minded" thinking. 
There is a right way and a wrong way. And 
the wrong way simply will not do. Words 
have precise meanings — and spellings and 
pronunciations. Opinions are only as good 
as the arguments that support them. Actions 
have consequences. The truth will out. A 
stern and bracing doctrine. And I like to 
think that it has stuck with me — "woolly- 
minded" though I am by nature — at least to 
the extent that, whenever I am tempted to 
fudge a footnote or slough off on a class 
preparation or pretend that I know some- 
thing when I really don't, I get the eerie 
sensation that Carl is looming nearby and 
that I have to deal with him one way or 
another before I go on. And I have come to 
feel grateful to him for that. I think that the 
reason I feel grateful, rather than irritated 
or oppressed, for example, is that along with 
the challenge there always came the support 
and the encouragement: gentle prodding 
and the assurance that I could do anything 
I really set my head to, and that Carl himself 
would spare no pains to help. 

Mm nother thing thai ( ,ul did for us as 
Mgm young men was people the world of 
M I our imaginations with heroes, great 
characters from his own vast world of books— 
always, it seemed, public men of action (un- 
like himself, he would scrupulously — and 
needlessly — point out), men from all peri- 
ods of history who were dedicated and deter- 
mined on great causes: Demosthenes, his 
favorite (though never mine, I must con- 


fess) , Socrates (but not Plato, who "always 
bailed out just when the going got tough") , 
Chesterton and Belloc, Cardinal Newman, 
Saints Thomas and Francis and Ignatius, 
Samuel Johnson, Thomas Jefferson and the 
Founding Fathers, Albert J. Nock and his 
Memoirs of a Superfluous Man — all of whom, 
and many more, I came to know through 
Carl. There was also Joseph McCarthy and 
more recently Patrick Buchanan and the 
editors of the Wanderer — where I have not 
been able to follow. But Carl took no of- 
fense, for he knew that once you open a 
mind there is no telling what might happen. 
He constantly gave us lists of books, "sug- 
gested" not required, for summer reading. 
And little by little, by insinuation more than 
by direct teaching, the idea dawned that 
these "ancients" were alive and had some- 
thing to say that was worthy of the attention 
of grown men in the 20th century. No small 
gift this initiation into the Great Tradition. 
Anything but a narrow pedagogy. 

He also peopled our world with each 
other. His style, his intensity, his eccentrici- 
ties, by some peculiar chemistry, tended to 
create a bond among his students. The "Carl 
Stories." (He was always just "Carl" to us.) 
The memorable quotations. The imitations 
of his manner. Hespera men gar en, heke 
d 'aggelon tis . . . (a favorite passage of his from 
Demosthenes, which he had us memorize) 
echoing through the streets of Boston in 
late-night undergraduate revels. It is as if he 
intuited that principle of group dynamics — 
also known to platoon leaders in the Marine 
Corps and Jesuit novice masters of an earlier 
time — that if you can get a bunch of young 
men to do a lot of hard, crazy things together 
under a tough, unpredictable and slightly 
daffy leader, you will create a bond among 
them and they will end up enjoying and 
profiting by the experience — and by creat- 
ing their own special language and mythol- 
ogy to describe it and keep it alive. 

And the bonding went on long after col- 
lege. Carl kept up a lively correspondence 
with former students and through the years 
he acted as switchboard — keeping us in- 
formed on who was doing what and where 
and how well, like a proud but humble 
parent. Conversations often started with 
openers like: "I heard from Bobby [Renehan] 
today." "The Senator [Bulger] dropped in 
yesterday." "Stanley [Ragalevsky] has finally 
found the right school for his son." 'Jack 

[Howard] is a dean." There were countless 
others too: nuns, missionaries (whom he 
greatly admired), old friends, and fellow 
Jesuits. Always cheerful, always encouraging 
and affirming others in ventures that he 
could never even imagine undertaking him- 
self. In his last days Carl could no longer read 
or even open his mail, and I had the last great 
gift of reading his letters to him. They were 
rich and privileged moments for both of 
us — and for me they were one more experi- 
ence of comradeship with those who wrote to 
say a last word of thanks to our common 

Carl also taught me something about in- 
stitutions. I believe that he liked to think of 
his attitude as one of love and service without 
illusions, a kind of loyal opposition. Despite 
certain appearances to the contrary, he really 
loved BC; it was his home. But he was never 
satisfied that it was living up to its ideal self — 
an ideal, in his imagination, of a kind of 
Christian Oxford for the sons of the Catholic 
working people of Boston. On the other 
hand, BC was his post. Like Socrates, the 
mysterious voice of his Lord had put him in 
it to play the gadfly and to prod and question 
and seek the truth. And, like Socrates, he 
almost never left his post — except to drive 
(without benefit of a driver's license, as now 
can be revealed) to New Hampshire, and 
later to South Boston, to visit his beloved 

Carl was, indeed, a learned and expert 
practitioner of his craft. He was also eccen- 
tric, moody and driven. His practice — and 
his personality which was inseparable from 
it — was a curious blend of opposites: mad- 
dening and delightful, challenging and 
helpful, critical and loving, demanding and 
yet ultimately freeing. He was an actor and a 
mystery, at once close and distant. He af- 
firmed high principle and detachment, on 
the one hand, and spent hours of grinding 
toil to teach individual students, on the other. 
Above all, he imparted the message, in what 
he said and how he lived, that education was 
ultimately something that you did for your- 
self and that you must never stop working at 
it as long as you live. 

I am not sure how helpful any of this is 
toward explaining Carl Thayer the teacher. I 
am quite certain that it is far from a whole 
picture of the man. For that we would have to 
understand how Carl saw his life as an acting- 
out of what he always considered his primary 


His style, his inten- 
sity, his eccentrici- 
ties, by some peculiar 
chemistry, tended to 
create a bond among 
his students. The 'Carl 
Stories. ' The memo- 
rable quotations. The 
imitations of his 

identity and vocation as ajesuit and a priest. 
For a man so full of words, he was strangely 
reticent on these matters, but there was never 
any doubt in my mind as to what he believed. 
The theory is quite simple, and it is as old as 
Pythagoras, Plato and the ideal of Christian 
Humanism. Natural attributes of talent and 
intelligence are gifts from God. Work done 
to develop these gifts is God's work. The gift 
of intellectual culture carries with it, for 
those privileged to enjoy it, the obligation to 
serve others for the building up in faith and 
justice in this wounded world that God so 

Carl also liked the image of the priest as 
intercessor between God and the 
people of God. I know this because it 
was the theme of his sermon at my first Mass; 
and I believe that it was the theme of his own 
daily celebration of the Eucharist and of his 
constant praying of the Rosary. And it just 
may be the theme that unites his learning 
and his teaching and his prayer — interces- 
sion between heaven and earth, between us 
as we are and our better, redeemed selves — 
a work which we believe he now goes on 
doing, without pain, without conflict, and 
with all the accents and breathings in their 
proper places. 

One of the most charming things about 
Carl was the way in which he was able, in his 
own peculiar way, to give real affection to 
those he loved. Yet he always seemed to have 
such trouble in accepting affection in re- 
turn. I honestly don't think he ever fully 
understood why anyone would just plain like 
him, though many of us clearly did and told 
him so. (A couple of days before he died, for 
want of words to express what I felt, I leaned 
over and kissed him on the cheek. I fear in 
retrospect that my gesture may have has- 
tened his demise.) 

He would even feign not to care much 
whether anyone liked him or not, though 
this was clearly one of his masks, part bash- 
fulness, part self-deprecation, I suppose. He 
had trouble expressing the tender emodons, 
which he certainly felt. He showed his softer 
side only indirecdy, even subdy. His farewell 
message is a perfect example. Some weeks 
before he died several of us received a hand- 
written page from Carl, with a two-line frag- 
ment of Sappho, translated into English and 

equipped with what looked at first glance 
like a philological commentary. I took it to 
be another of his jeux d 'esprit. It was in reality 
the farewell of a dying man, so subtle that I 
completely missed the point at the time. It 
goes like this: 

Hespere panta pheron, osa phainolis eskedas ' 

Aiga su oin tephereis, su phereis kai materi 

Evening, bringing everything that bright 

dawn scattered, 
You bring the goat and the sheep, and 

you bring also the child to its mother. 

The first part of the commentary discusses 
the style, the metre and the peculiarities of 
the Aeolic dialect in which Sappho wrote. 
The last paragraph is a lament on the decline 
of Western Civilization and the scrapping of 
the Ratio Studiorum. Stuck in between, almost 
as if to escape notice, is the following: 

An ancient critic who preserved the lines (in 
imperfect form) suggests that the charm of 
the poem inheres in the repetition phereis 
( "you bring") . It may be so; the skillful choice 
of images ("goat" and "sheep") is aestheti- 
cally attractive, whereas "rhinoceros, " equally 
natural, would not be. There is an emo- 
tional, even poignant, tone to the closing 
image ("y ou bring the child to its mother") 
that seizes on the imagination not merely of 
poets [my emphasis] . 

I would submit that Carl captured himself 
pretty well in his goodbye note: acute Greek 
learning, the Thayeretical Theory of Gen- 
eral Decline as applied in particular to Jesuit 
educadon, and — bashfully peeking out from 
behind the two — a secret tenderness and a 
simple faith that when evening came itwould 
gather him "like a child to his mother." ■ 

David Gill, SJ, '56, MA'60, is chairman of the 
Classics Department at Boston College. This essay 
was drawn from a homily delivered at a funeral 
Mass for Fr. Thayer on October 10, 1990 in St. 
Mary 's Chapel. Fr. Thayer, who died on October 7 
at age 75, was a member of the Class of 1 936 and 
a faculty member in the Classics Department from 
1949 to 1988. 


W The company we keep % 

I On April 22, 1541, a small group of men gathered in Rome to form a priestly 
.brotherhood dedicated to serving the needs of humankind and advancing "the 

' greater glory of God." Four hundred and fifty years later, on April 22, 1991, Bo 
. College paid tribute to The Companions of Justice, a small group of men 
1 women from the University family— alumni, employees and students— w 
: commitment to justice honorably reflects that of the first company of Jesuits ai 
' the thousands, priests and lay people, who have followed in their footsteps. 

• In the Ignatian Anniversary Year, 1990-91, The Companions 
honor individuals who, in the Ignatian spirit, have made ar 
to action on behalf of others. 

tice Awards 


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Companions of Justice, from left: James G. McGahay '63, Donald R. Crean '91, Janet Titsworth, Julie S. Lavi 
George Roper, Francis M. McLaughlin '54, MA:57, and Dan Bunch 79, MSW'81. Other award recipients were 
Castagnola '51, MSW'58, Ellen M. Flowers '85, Eliabeth A. Strain and Michael W. Welch '87. 

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. the recent acquisition of a major collection of 
published works and manuscripts by Nobel Laureate 
Samuel Beckett, the Burns Library of Rare Books 
and Special Collections has strengthened its 
reputation as a primary source of information on 
Irish literature and as an important repository of 
materials relating to Irish culture and life. 

Private gifts to Boston College, your gifts, have 
enabled the University to build a world-celebrated 
library of special collections with particular strengths 
in Irish and British-Catholic literature andjesuitana. 

Boston College was there for you. Be there for 
Boston College. Support the Campaign. We 

?.&B s t do. it without you. 







Edmond J. Murphy 
1 4 Temple St. 
Arlington, MA 02 174 

Mark Twain once said, "The reports 
of my death have been gready exag- 
gerated." Not having received the 
usual reminder for the fall 1 990 BCM 
I missed sending in the class notes. 
However, I am still alive and kicking, 
so here we go again. • Madison, WI 
has what many major cities should 
have, a wide path in the center of the 
thoroughfare for bicycle riders. •Jim 
Grady, while an undergraduate, was a 
former member of The Heights, Sub- 
Turri, and the Fulton Debating Soci- 
ety, and later was a Foreign Service 
employee in England and Chairman 
of the Awards Committee Cosmos 
Club, Washington, DC.Son John '64 
and granddaughter Caitlin Welsh '89 
graduated from Alma Mater. Jim's 
wife, Francine, attended Wakefield 
High School, NE. • I recently was 
notified that Joe Casey died on May 
14, 1990 in Texas. • "Hail, All Hail", 
Come ye men of '24, As you did in 
days ofyore, When we all were lowly 
freshman And we feared each sopho- 
more. Up to where the Eagles soar, 
Come let your voices roar, For now 
we're wizened old grads, And still 
own the reservoir." Composed, I 
think, by John Monahan. 


William E. O'Brien 
502 1 2th Ave. South 
Naples, FL 33940 


Arthur J. Gorman, MD 
9 Captain Percival Rd. 
S. Yarmouth, MA 02664 
(508] 394-7700 


Joseph McKenney 
53 Fountain Ln., #1 
S.Weymouth. MA 02190 

The following are the living members 
of the Class of 1927. Walter Bowler, 
Neil Buckley, Rev. Bede Cameron, 
Bishop John Comber, Rev. John 
Connor, Jim Cotter, Tom Coughlan, 
Neil CroninJackCronin, Cmdr. Paul 

Dalton, Nick DeSalvo, John 
Donovan, Charley Hayden, Tom 
Heffernon, Joe Ingoldsby, Harold 
Jenkins, Tom Lynch, Rev. Joe Lyons, 
Dr. Tim Lyons, Sam Malone, Bill 
Marnell, Joe McKenney, Frank 
Moran, Tom Murphy, Ed Nocera, 
Joe O'Brien, Dan O'Connell, Bill 
Ohrenberger, Jim O'Leary, Joe 
Quane, Harold Reilley, Ed 
Richardson, Joe Sheerin, Judge Jerry 
Sullivan, Dr. John Sullivanrty Tierney, 
Jim Walsh, George Ward, and Rev. 
Charley Wilson. • Condolences are 
extended to Tom Heffernon in the 
loss of his wife, Mary. She was one of 
the most loyal BC rooters. • We lost 
classmates during August, two days 
apart. Rev. Joseph M. Supple, 
O.M.I. Miramar, FL, was appointed 
superior and director of the Juniorate 
in Newburgh, NJ. He was appointed 
to the post of vice-president in 
Panapaulo, Brazil. • Hugh Mulvey 
was a native of Maiden, and in later 
years of Leola, PA • L. Norris Luddy 
died after a period of failing health. 
He was a lifelong resident of East 
Bridgewater. joined his father at 
Luddy's Newstand and operated this 
business until he retired in 1965. 


Maurice J. Downey 

1 5 Dell Ave. 

Hyde Park, MA 02 136 


Frank Kennedy is now ensconsed in 
his Waltham apartment after having 
spent a goodly portion of the winter 
luxuriating under Palm Beach's semi- 
tropical sun. • While in that pleasure- 
dome retreatheandFrankPhelan, his 
kinsman, co-hosted a miniature 1928 
reunion at the Palm Beach Club. In 
attendance at the gala affair were Ken 
Minihan's widow Peggy and guest, 
Sheila and ArtTuohy, Ruth and John 
Healey, of course, the two co-hosts. 
The reliable report is that they all had 
a most enjoyable time while they 
reminisced about collegiate events that 
took place when their hearts were 
young and gay. • You noticed, 
undoubtably, that Frank Phelan was 
pictured on the front page of IN- 
SIGHT in connection with the 
scholarship he had just established. 
Don't miss the opportunity to partici- 
pate in this self-helping activity, its 
financial rewards, in terms of interest 
paid, are peerless. • Genial Gene 
Plociennik, an acknowledged living 
legend, both as a teacher and a coach 
in the Boston Public Schools, called 
recendy to report that all the members 
of his extended family, every one of 

them talented, fore-gathered in 
Providence for the Christmas holidays 
and thathe had the pleasure ofreciting 
Latin phrases while presiding over 
the festive board. • When the Alumni 
Office that a letter be sent to all class 
members informing them of the me- 
morial liturgy for Wallace Carroll to 
be held on campus, it's almost infal- 
lible computer revealed the thought- 
provoking and sobering fact, that at 
the moment, there are only 45 mem- 
bers of the class still prepping for the 
final exam, and only about ten of them 
live in the Boston area. Eschewing 
reality, if that is possible, let us pray 
that number will remain static for at 
least a few years to come. Keep on 
sending news. God Bless. 


Robert T. Hughes, Esq. 
3 Ridgeway Rd. 
Wellesley, MA02181 

With sorrow we report the death of 
our classmate Richard F. Murphy on 
January 14, 1991. He died of cancer at 
the home of his son Thomas. Dick 
had been employed for 25 years as 
general manager for Sears Roebuck 
and Company. He served in the Army 
Air Corps during World War U. His 
wife Mable pre-deceased him. He 
leaves a son Thomas Murphy of 
Pelham, New Hampshire, and a 
brother Edmund Murphy of Arling- 
ton. We extend our sympathy to them 
and may his soul and all the souls of 
the faithful departed of our class 
through the mercy of God rest in 
peace. • On a happier note we are 
pleased to inform you that your cor- 
respondent Bob Hughes visited 
Msgr. Joe Mahoney at St. Patrick's 
Manor in Framingham a few weeks 
ago. We found his condition greatly 
improved and he is able to take physi- 
cal therapy three times a week. He 
was very pleasant and alert and sends 
his bestto all ofyou. • We also enjoyed 
a short visit recendy with Fr. Leo 
O'Keefe at Campion Hall in Weston. 
He was most cordial and was glad to 
hear of scholastic and athletic activi- 
ties at BC. We also chatted about 
Leo's days as Master of Retreats at 
Campion Hall in Andover. He too 
wished to be remembered to all his 
classmates. • As I write this we are 
looking forward to meeting many of 
you at the Alumni Breakfast on Laetare 
Sunday on March 1 0. We hope many 
of you were able to attend. • Our 
President Jim Riley tells me of plans 
for a spring luncheon.* Ad Majorem 
Dei Gloriam. 


John W. Haverty 
1 960 Commonwealth Ave. 
Brighton, MA 02 135 
(617) 254-9248 

The class lost one of its stalwarts when 
Jim Reagan died February 28. Jim 
was a triple Eagle, BC High, BC and 
the Law School. He practiced law in 
Harvard Square for a half-century. 
We remember Jim in college as a 
baseball pitcher and a golden-voiced 
member of the glee club. He never 
missed a class function. He leaves his 
wife, three daughters, two sons, 12 
grandchildren and four great-grand- 
children. A good husband and father, 
a loyal classmate, he will be sorely 
missed by us all. • P. Francis Pat 
Greco passed away last April. Pat was 
in the insurance business until his 
retirement. We hadn't seen much of 
Pat in the last few years, so informa- 
tion about him is scanty. • Walter 
Mullally, OSB, a Benedictine Monk 
of St. Anselm Abbey in Manchester, 
NH, celebrated the 50th anniversary 
of his monastic profession on July 7 
with a Mass of Thanksgiving. Walter 
had a distinguished professorial ca- 
reer at St. Anselm College, serving as 
professor of biology and athletic di- 
rector for many years until his retire- 
ment. • I received a pleasant Christ- 
mas note from John Callahan ofVero 
Beach, FL. He is suffering from all 
the ills that afflict us at our age, but 
remains upbeat, cheerful and tre- 
mendously proud of his granddaugh- 
ter, who is now a BC junior. • Don 
Robinson and wife Ethel are winter- 
ing in Pompano Beach, while Bill 
Tracy and Mary are enduring New 
England winters in Marblehead, 
bloody but unbowed! C'est la vie! 


Thomas W. Crosby, Esq. 
64 St. Theresa Ave. 
W.Roxbury, MA 02132 

With sorrow we report the death of 
two of our classmates, George B. 
Roddy and Bartholomew M. Welch. 

George died on December 4. He re- 
tired as Supervisor for the Mass. 
Turnpike Authority and is survived 
by his wife, Katherine, four daugh- 
ters, Joan Gust, Judith Clifford, Jane 
Luizzi and Joyce O'Toole, and 1 1 
grandchildren. • Bandied on January 
29, 1991. He is survived by his wife 
Mary and four daughters, Sr. Mary 
Welch, SND, Joanne Mente, Ann 


PurcellandJaneLord. • I was pleased 
to hear from John Gill who is a resi- 
dent of St. Patrick's Manor. John re- 
ports that his family is a third gen- 
eration BC family, including daugh- 
ter Brenda McCallum '66 and her son 
Bill, Law '90. An interestingnote about 
John is that back several years ago he 
proposed the legislation empowering 
colleges and hospitals to issue tax ex- 
empt bonds to finance education and 
health pursuits of such institutions. 
This legislation has been a financial 
savior of many institutions and is at- 
tractive to the investing public. Also 
John advanced the issue of legislation 
to exempt payment of capital gains on 
the sales of residences of the elderly. 
• Attending the varsity dinner was Fr. 
Bill Donlan, its chaplain Mike 
Curran, Bernie atrum and Jack 
O'Brien. Planning to attend Laetare 
Sunday are George Towlinson, 
Ralph Cochrane, John Sullivan, 
Mike Curran, John Flavin, Ed 
Trueman, and Tom Crosby. • Fr. 
Frank Meehan is the resident chap- 
lain at St. Patrick's Manor. • The 
nephew of Fr. Ernie Pearsall, Fr. 
William Pearsall, has been appointed 
director, Society of St. James the 
Apostle. • I hunger for news. 


John P. Connor 

24 Crestwood Circle 

Norwood, MA 02062 


At Laetare Sunday were the Peter 
Quinns, Jim Donovan, Ed and Mary 
Hurley, Jerry Kelley, Dan Maguire, 
Chris Cutler, Fred and Louise Maier, 
Lillian and Emil Romanowski, Dr. 
Andy Sponardi, Fran and Josephine 
Curtin, and Walter Drohan. • John 
Moran is visiting his son in Florida. 
•Jerry Hern, I am glad to say, with all 
his troubles is well and still hanging in 
there. • Peter Contardo called from 
his home (927 Quinton St., Trenton, 
NJ) reported that he is well but his 
wifeis very ill. •JoeSolari and his wife 
are living with their daughter in Col- 
lage Park, MD • George Spinney, 
past president of the Fellsway Co- 
operative Bank and a practicing at- 
torney in Maiden for 50 years died 
September 17. May he rest in peace. 
George left a daughter Maureen and 
a son Brendan. 'Jack Quigley writes 
that he and his wife Doris spent all of 
last summer touring the north east 
states visiting friends and relatives re- 
turning home last October. • Aafter a 
year of being incapacitated, I can see 
the light at the end of the tunnel. 



Richard A. McGivern 
334 Sea St. 
Quincy, MA 02 1 69 
(617) 471-4478 

Charlie Quinn hasn't stopped yet. 
He writes, "I'm still working and lov- 
ing it. You wanted fillers for class 
notes. (Your correspondent says Amen 
to that). On a recent visit to Russia, 
but before the Iron Curtain came 
down, in a hotel facing Red Square, I 
got an all-Russian orchestra to play 
'For Boston' and also a few other 
American tunes." • The new Irish 
Music Archives is reported to have a 
solid foundation of the 160 record 
albums donated by Phil McNiff. • Les 
Chisholm and his wife have left for a 
trip to England and France. They will 
visit with their daughter who is 
studying overseas. • Your prayers are 
requested for two of our classmates: J 
Paul Ruttle SJ, died January 8th. Paul 
was ordained in 1943 andwasawarded 
a degree in Library Science from 
Catholic Univ. in 1946. He has been 
a teacher at BC High for many years 
as well as librarian. • Gerry Wheland 
passed away on New Year's Day in 
Whitman. Gerry had a MSW from 
BC and worked in Bridgewater, 
Rockland and Quincy, where he was 
Assistant Director of the State De- 
partment of Public Welfare. 


Thomas R. Sullivan 
16 Jacqueline Rd. 
W. Roxbury, MA02132 

After our sad column last issue we had 
hoped to report more cheerful news 
this period, however, four additional 
members have passed away since our 
last report. John Bonner was hospi- 
talized in September and never fully 
recovered. He leaves his wife Peggy, 
and one son, John Jr., two 
daughtersrgaret and Mary Catherine 
and three grandchildren. An attorney, 
John was at one time the Boston Po- 
lice Commissioner's official repre- 
sentative. He loved the Cape and had 
retired to a busy colony down there. • 
William Ray died December 20. Bill 
was a well known and respected fur- 
rier until he changed professions and 
became a successful counselor. Besides 
his wife Helen, he leaves two sons 
(Richard and William) and two 
daughters (Virginia Schumsky and 
Catherine Boucher). Bill and his wife 
were active in Birthright and 100% 
ProLife. Spiritual bouquets were sent 

to the families. • Rev. Walter Doyle, 

former pastor of St. Philip Neri, died 
February 15. Walter started with us 
but went on to St. John's Seminary. 
He was a very dear friend of the late 
Jim Earls. • I received a letter from 
the widow of Marc Lewis. Marc was 
a charter member of the CIA. His 
positions included chief of the French 
Desk, branch chief of the Common 
Market countries and deputy chief of 
the language and area schools. Marc 
retired in 1973 but continued to be 
active as a consultant, writer, lecturer, 
and radio commentator. We are proud 
to have had Marc as a classmate. • 
Among those attending the Varsity 
Club dinner were Msgr. John Day 
and his sister Margaret, Mr. & Mrs. 
John McManus, Judge Charles 
Artesani, Peg Earls, and Tom 
Sullivan. Fr. Monan had high praise 
for fellow alumnus Congressman 
Silvio Conte. Other speakers included 
Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk and 
Football Coach Tom Coughlin. Both 
promise a return to greatness in the 
not too distant future. • Frank 
Noonan has done his usual great job 
in rooting the hockey team to another 
Hockey East championship. Frank is 
also a season ticket holder in football 
but cannot seem to transfer his magic 
to the team. • Judge Charles Chick 
Artesani has retired. From the looks 
and spirit of his wife Helen he has 
helped her recover from serious ill- 
ness. May God continue to help these 
two wonderful people. • I had a nice 
chat with Joe Moran. He is now at 
home making a rapid recovery from a 
stroke that had kept him in the hos- 
pital for nine months. • Charles 
Boyce "The Candy Man" is enjoying 
retirement in his Westwood home. • 
Len O'Connell recently completed 
his third term as head of the Jamaica 
Plain Kiwanis. • The Annual Class 
Reunion, after a one year absence, 
will be held June 6 with Mass at 1 1 
a.m. in Trinity Chapel on the New- 
ton Campus followed by a luncheon 
in Alumni House. Details have been 
sent to those classmates and widows 
in the area. For others let this serve as 
an invitation to attend. Reservations 
must be made by May 28. Please send 
me news about yourself or a classmate 
so we can have a more upbeat column. 


Daniel G. Holland 

164 Elgin St. 

Newton Centre, MA 02 1 59 

Sympathy of the Class is extended to 
Frank Liddell and family member on 
the recent death ofKiddo's wife, Mary, 

whose funeral Mass at St. Mary's in 
Dedham was presided over by Rev. 
William J. Donlon '31, and three 
priests among whom was Tom 
Mulvehill, SJ • A representative group 
of our Class and other BC friends of 
Kiddo, including members of Hall of 
Fame and Varsity Club were present. 

• Condolences also to Grover J. 
Croninjr., Ph.D. of East Lyme, CT, 
and his family on the loss of Grover' s 
wife, Jane, who died on November 
19, the news of whose death recendy 
reached us, and to the family of Loretta 
Maloney, widow of Dr. Richard C. 
Maloney. •Thesimpathyofthe class 
is also extended to the family of John 
Charles Daly. Known to us as Charlie, 
he was a journalist, war correspondent 
and was the host of "What's my line?," 
and was very generous to the college. 

• Preliminary returns indicate that 
once again our class will be support- 
ing Laetare events. Deadline for filing 
these Notes precludes giving more 
info at this time. More later. • Our 
Class support of library is now aug- 
mented by a number of rare books 
from the Estate of our late ex-class- 
mate, William Van Etten Casey, SJ 
"Barz" left to the Burns Library. • 
According to Charles Donovan, SJ, 
who catalogued the material, there "is 
a 1918 first edition of Gerard Manley 
Hopkins' poems edited by Robert 
Bridges. Since only 750 copies were 
printed, it is a rare acquisition," a later 
edition of the poems annotated by 
"Barz," and taped performances of 
the play he wrote about Hopkins, 
"Immortal Diamond." 


Joseph P. Keating 
24 High St. 
Natick, MA 01760 
(508) 653-4902 

The Class congratulates and offers 
very best wishes to Msgr. John Speed 
Carrol] upon his retirement as pastor 
of St. John the Evangelist Church in 
Swampscott. Last October over 500 
fellow-townspeople attended a din- 
ner in a "Salute to the Carroll Years" 
honoring "Speed" for his years of 
service to his parishioners and the 
Town of Swampscott. Presentations 
were made to the good monsignor by 
the Selectmen, the School Commit- 
tee, the Rotary Club and others. This 
priest for all seasons was especially 
beloved for his ex-officio status as 
chaplain to the Swampscott High 
School football team. Monsignor 
Carroll plans to reside at Regina Cleri 
and I'm sure he will remain active. • 
Fr. Jack Maguire, our first class 

The Pianned Gift: A series 

Many happy returns 

Having spent nearly half 
a century at the helm of 
W.T. Phelan and Com- 
pany, an insurance firm 
founded by his father in 
1898, Frank Phelan '28, 
JD '31, knows a good deal 
in finanical planning 
when he sees one. His 
experience in money 
matters led directly to 
his choice of a planned 
giving option when he decided to contribute 
to The Campaign for Boston College. 
Through an initial $10,000 gift annuity that 
will establish a financial aid fund, Mr. Phelan 
has already begun to receive an annual guar- 
anteed income for life. 

Moreover, Mr. Phelan has stipulated that the 
scholarship fund honor the late Dennis A. 
Dooley, Boston College Law School's found- 
ing dean. "I wanted to help BC and to honor 
my dear friend Dennis Dooley," said Phelan. 
"Without Dean Dooley there would have been 
no Law School, and without BC my life would 
not have been as rich as it has been." 

Frank Phelan returned the favor, 
and will be favored with a return. 

For information on any of BC's Planned 
Giving Programs write or call: 

Joseph E. Cofield, Director 

Mary Beth Martin, Associate Director 

Planned Giving 

Boston College 

More Hall 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167-3859 

(617) 552-3409 

presidentde the photo page oiThe Pilot 
in January, shown receiving the bless- 
ing of Cardinal Law at Regina Cleri. 
Happy to say Jack is enjoying good 
health and still going strong. • Chris 
lanella has been re-elected as presi- 
dent of the Boston City Council for 
an unprecedented fourth consecutive 
term. • Tom Mahoney continues to 
be active on various United Nation 
committees on aging. He was recently 
appointed to the Board of the Mildred 
and Claude Pepper Foundation, a 
non-profit organization for studies 
and legislation to assist the aged. • 
The Winthrop Sun-Transcript recently 
printed a lengthy and complimentary 
article on Joe Harvey. Joe, a lifelong 
resident ofWinthrop, has been Town 
Counsel for that town since 1961. He 
was a leading courthouse reporter for 
The Boston Globe for more than 30 years 
before his retirement. • Tip O'Neill 
has been recendy credited with sup- 
porting the development of the 
Raytheon Patriot anti-missile system 
in its early troublesome days, during 
his tenure as Speaker. • The prayers 
and sympathy of the class are extended 
to the wife and family of Fred 
O'Connell who died last October. 
Fred lived and practiced law in Au- 
gusta, ME for many years. He was 
active in many civic, church and legal 
organizations and was Commissioner 
of Uniform State Laws from 1961 
until his death. • Prayers and sympa- 
thy are also extended to Herb Carroll 
and his family on the death of his 
brother Paul last fall. • Just before the 
final preparation of these notes I 
learned of the February death of Ted 
Galligan. We all remember Ted as 
an outstanding baseball and football 
player in our days at the Heights. Ted 
was a physical education teacher for 
many years in Cambridge and was 
football coach for a number of high 
schools, including BC High. Among 
those paying respects at the wake and 
funeral were Bob O'Hayre, George 
Mahoney, Tom Mahoney, Phil 
Tracy and Fr. Tom Navien. The 
prayers and sympathy of the class are 
extended to Ted's wife and family. 
• Bernie and Mary Kelley, Jack and 
Gerry McLaughlin, George 
Mahoney, Joe Killian and Sid Dunn 
were at the Laetare Sunday Com- 
munion Breakfast. Bernie is president 
of the BC Cape Cod Club. • 
"Everything's up-to-date in Kansas 
City"- but not for the Class of '36. In 
honor of our 55 th, how about drop- 
ping me a line to let me and the class 
know how and what you are doing? 
Then we too will be up-to-date! 


Angelo A. DiMattia 
82 Perthshire Rd. 
Brighton, MA 02 135 

The class regrets to announce the 
passing of two classmates, Rev. Myer 
Tobey, SJ and Lawrence Chandler. 

Lawrence passed away Dec. 31. He 
was a tax accountant and a member of 
the National Society of Public Ac- 
countants. He is survived by his wife 
Lillian, daughtersureen Wilkinson, 
Deborah Galli and Colleen Bullard 
and son Lawrence Leo Chandler of 
Rockport. The Chandlers resided in 
Winchester and spent their summers 
in Rockport. • Frank Butters sent me 
the Washington Post obituary of Fr. 
Myer Tobey. I had written Fr. Myer 
several times. He had called me twice 
and complained about his respiratory 
ailment which he contracted while 
studying in Israel. The funeral Mass 
was well attended by his many friends, 
including Joe Gormley of Wash- 
ington, DC, and many of the Jesuits 
of the Maryland Province at Holy 
Trinity Church in Georgetown. As 
you all may be aware Fr. Myer was a 
chaplain at the Maryland prison, and 
started the idea of halfway houses for 
the release of prisoners, for which he 
gained national recognition I do know 
that many classmates were contacted 
by him especially the clergy whose 
parishes came to his assistance. He is 
survived by a few distant cousins but 
no immediate family members. How 
can we forget the telegram he sent us 
on our Silver Jubilee which read: "I 
was a Jewish boy when you knew me, 
I am now a Jesuit priest and my Mass 
will be said for all of you today." We 
ask all classmates to remember both 
Lawrence Chandler and Fr. Myer 
Tobey in their prayers. • Word has 
been received from Joe Gormley of 
the death of Dr. John Kiernan 
Rouleau, who was a professor of 
chemistry while we at BC. • It was so 
nice to hear from classmates with 
telephone calls and special notes, in- 
cluding Marion Sanford, Prof. Ernest 
Siciliano, Fr. Fred Adelmann, Fred 
Gorgone and Joe Gormley. • I can 
report that my wife Julia's progress is 
slow but improving every day, how- 
ever she still needs more therapy. • I 
wish I could report the same for Eric 
Stenholm. • George Curtin became 
a grandfather once more with the 
announcement of Talia Rose Curtin, 
born in late December. This is his 
first grandchild with the surname 
Curtin. • Fred Gorgone is so proud 
of his grandson who attends Miami 
University of Ohio, was declared the 


Collegiate Golf Champion and rep- 
resented the US in Japan. • Msgr. 
John Keilty of St. Brigid's Church in 
Lexington celebrates his Golden 
Jubillee in May. His parishoners are 
planning to give him a huge party. I 
do hope that classmates will attending 
for he has been so kind to us for the 
reunions he has co-sponsored. We 
wish him well for Multos Annas. In 
June, Lucille and Bill Doherty will 
once again conduct a reunion in 
Falmouth. If you have never attended 
one of these, I urge you to do so for 
they are great. • Many of our class- 
mates have taken a trip to sunny 
Florida, namely; George 
McGunnigle, Bill Doherty, George 
Curtin, Dick Trum, John Bonner, 
and Charlie Ziniti. Many have made 
the sunshine state their home such as 
Mary Domenick and Joe Walsh. • 
Several classmates have asked why we 
don't have a reunion in Florida. What 
are your ideas? • Charlie Iarrabino 
wrote from Ireland is anxious to know 
when our next reunion will be held. 


Thomas F. True, Jr. 

37 Pomfret St. 

W. Roxbury, MA 02 132 


Bill McKeever and his wife Eva cel- 
ebrated their 50th anniversary. Bill 
had been Veteran's Agent for Scituate 
where they lived for the past 3 8 years. 
• Our sympathy is extended to the 
family of Dr. Jim Blute who passed 
away recently. After graduating from 
Harvard Medical, Jim set up practice 
in Fall River where he was connected 
with St. Anne's, Union and Fall River 
General Hospitals. He was also on the 
staffs of St. Mary's and St. Joseph's 
Hospitals in Tucson, AZ. Prior to his 
retirement in 1 982 Jim had been chief 
of medicine at the Lakeville Hospital. 
•I have reports of the passing ofjohn 
Flynn, Al Cunningham, Jim Lyons, 
and Dr. Dick Stanton. • Recently we 
learned of the passing of Fank Foley 
and Frank Stapleton. To the fami- 
lies of these classmates, we offer our 
sympathy. • Received a note from 
Dr. Frank McMahon: "I was glad to 
receive three calls for donations to 
our Alma Mater, one of which gave 
me great pleasure as it was from Tom 
True of the grand old class. Note 
with sadness the passing of our class- 
mates and remember them in my 
prayers, particularly for Dick Stanton. 
Still do a little consulting and am 
President of the County Board of 
Health. Regards to all '38ers." 



William E. McCarthy 

39 Fairway Dr. 

W. Newton, MA 02 1 65 


George Farrell from Vero Beach, 
FL, called me. He is in good shape. 
His wife Loretta has had two hip 
implants and is feeling better now. 
Son George Jr. is a plastic surgeon in 
Palm City, FL. George sends his best 
to all his old classmates and is looking 
forward to our 60th. • Mgsr. Joe 
Teletchea writes that he retired as 
pastor last year. The Cardinal named 
Joe pastor emeritus with residence in 
St. Jerome's Church, 5205 43rd Ave., 
Hyattsville, MD 20781. • Com- 
mander Robert Kelly, Jr., has retired 
from the U.S. Naval Air Reserve after 
37 years of service aboard the U.S.S. 
Constitution. He has been chairman 
of the Naval Air Station S. Weymouth 
Reserve policy board and state presi- 
dent of the Reserve Officer Associa- 
tion. He lives in Pembroke with his 
wife Mary and sons Robert, John and 
Daniel and is a math/science teacher 
in the Weymouth Public Schools. • 
There was a write-up in the Patriot 
Ledger on Rev. Phil McConville 
concerning his thoughts on Vatican 
II. He was a chaplain in the Army 
from 1947 to 1977,includingsixyears 
of full time service. He retired with 
the rank of Colonel and is now Pastor 
of the Our Lady of the Assumption 
Church in Marshfield. • I received a 
Christmas card from Ray 
Underwood in Hawaii. He sent 
season's greetings and aloha to the 
Class of '39. • Helen and Herb 
Mallard of Brewster recendy cel- 
ebrated their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary. Herb played football and was 
captain of the golf team. They're 
planning a Caribbean cruise. • Sorry 
to report the passing of a very good 
friend, Paul Devlin ofWellesley Hills, 
who was the first lay chancellor of the 
Boston Archdiocese. During World 
War II he served in the Air Force in 
Africa and Europe, received the Le- 
gion of Merit and the Soldiers Medal, 
and was discharged with the rank of 
major. A certified public accountant, 
he earned a master's degree from 
Harvard Business School in 1947. Paul 
was a professor of accounting and 
financial management at BC for 34 
years, and BC's first financial vice 
president. Recently, Paul served as a 
financial consultant to religious com- 
munities and dioceses. Paul was des- 
ignated a Knight of the Order of St. 
Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul 
II. He leaves a son, Anthony of San 
Diego, two daughtersry Murphy of 

Needham and Elizabeth Long of 
Wellesley, and five grandchildren. • 
Also sorry to report the passing of Dr. 
Joseph E. Pandolfino of Revere. Joe 
graduated from Tufts Medical School 
in 1943. During World War II, he 
was awarded the Bronze Star while 
serving as surgeon for the Army's 
82nd Armored Reconnaissance Bat- 
talion. He leaves a sister, Francesca 
G. of Revere, two brothers, Dominick 
of Conyers, GA and Anthony of Re- 
vere. • Eddie Phelan ofW. Somerville 
passed away recently as did Leo 
Caplice ofN. Abington. The services 
for Eddie were private. Leo, after a 
stint in the Air Force, joined MIT as 
an administrative officer in the Medi- 
cal Department. Leo leaves his wife 
Rose, six children and eleven grand- 
children. Class treasurer Pete Ken- 
sent the spiritual bouquets. 


Daniel J. Griffin 
1 70 Great Pond Rd. 
N. Andover, MA01845 

The Class of '40 is indebted to James 
Doonan son of Dr. Jim Doonan and 
Kathleen Foristall Dollerschell, John 
Foristall's daughter, for video re- 
cording the entire ceremony of Inves- 
titure of the class in the Golden Eagle 
Society last May. Copies of this tape 
are being made available to all class- 
mates present and participating that 
day, at no charge. Even if you were 
unable to attend, if you want a copy of 
the tape, get in touch with the writer 
or John Foristall and you will be taken 
care of on a first-come-first-served 
basis. • Barbara Goodman, widow of 
the late Dr. John Goodman, re- 
cendy organized a luncheon meeting 
of the Wives and Widows of Forty 
held at the Wellesley College Club at 
which 1 8 members attended. Every- 
one enjoyed themselves, and the group 
hopes to repeat the affair. • The Ital- 
ian-American Association of Everett 
recently honored Dr. Ezio Tesone, 
DDS, by presenting him with its pres- 
tigious Humanitarian Award. This 
award was given to his son Paul 
Tesone, DDS, in 1985. • Dr. Arthur 
J. Hassett of Brockton was recendy 
married to the former June M. 
Rouseau, a grad of St. Elizabeth's 
Hospital School of Nursing. • Fred 
Dow writes from San Diego, CA, that 
he is still teaching at the US Interna- 
tional University in that city and that, 
in April, Pat and he went back to 
Kenya for the third time to teach 
there. They will bring an 1 8-year-old 
granddaughter with them to give her 
an African experience. • Ed Nagle 

reports from Pittsfield, where he now 
lives, that since retirement Paul 
Greely has been an organizational 
and management consultant for 
nonprofits in Springfield and has also 
done consulting work for the US 
Chamber of Commerce. • Deacon 
Francis Cosgrove has been active in 
screening and training candidates for 
the permanent diaconate in his dio- 
cese in Pennsylvania, and participated 
in the ordination of 28 men last June. 
• Many class members winter in sun- 
nier climates, among them Bill 
McGlone and his wife, Sarah, in 
Florida and Owen Hillberg in the 
Carribean. • Rev. Bede A. 
Dauphinee, OFM died in Hong 
Kong on July 25, 1988. • We are also 
sad to report the passing of Teresa 
Duncan, widow of Dr. Thomas F. 
Duncan, our erstwhile class treasurer. 
Terry was a graduate of the Carney 
Hospital School of Nursing. 


Richard B. Daley 
160Old Billerico Rd. 
Bedford, MA 01730 

Remember in your prayers John J. 
Conner, Jr., who passed away in No- 
vember. John was Superintendent of 
Worcester School System from 1967 
to 1981. He received his Masters 
Degree and Doctorate from Boston 
University. • The second event of our 
Golden Eagle reunion took place at 
Kelley Rink when BC defeated 
Northeastern Univ. This event was 
chaired by Fran Blouin & Dr. 
George McNamara and following 
the game a reception was held in the 
Press Box on the sixth floor of the 
Alumni Stadium. It was an exciting 
experience to view the athletic facility 
from that height behind glass expo- 
sure. • John Bowes is Editor and 
Publisher of the 50th reunion year 
book. John and I deeply appreciate 
the autobiographies sent in by class- 
mates. I am sure you will enjoy the 
reading of the Golden Eagles. 

Ernest J. Handy 

2 1 5 LaGrange St. 

W. Roxbury, MA 02132 


A few of us subscribed to the Univer- 
sity Theater 1990-91 series of four 
productions, viz., "You Can't Take It 
With You," "Arms And The Man," 

"The Rainmaker," and "Brigadoon." 
I assure you, each was professionally 
done and a real pleasure to watch. We 
met for dinner before each show 
adding true enjoyment to the evening. 
Hopefully you will join us for the 
1991-92 series. • We are saddened by 
the sudden death of Joe Fitzpatrick 
last July 27 as a result of acute cardiac 
arrest. After his retirement several 
years ago, Joe kept active by serving as 
a volunteer guide at the Mission of 
San Juan Capistrano. To his wife Mary 
our sincere sympathies. Joe has been 
remembered atMass. • Bob Sneddon 
is the first to cast a vote in regard our 
50th reunion events. He favors a Class 
Golf Day. Bob and his wife attended 
the BC vs. Navy game at Annapolis. 
They recendy returned from a visit to 
Paris and Southern France. • I am 
pleased to announce the January 30 
birth of our eighth grandchild, Grace 
Frances Handy. Parents and grand- 
parents are doing well. Sorry I missed 
Laetare Sunday. My thoughts and 
prayers were with the class and the 
guest speaker as I attended Mass in 
Vero Beach, FL, then relaxed in the 
sun. I hate to point this out, but have 
you noticed that of the five other 
classes '3 9 through '44 with which we 
were more or less associated during 
our undergraduate days, we dropped 
from highest to lowest rank, both in 
percentage and amount given to the 
BC Fund? Remember when the Class 
of 1942 was held as the example for 
others to follow? Let it be known that 
Brian Sullivan was the only member 
of our Class to participate in the 1990 
Annual Telethon. What happened to 
our spirit and loyalty? What can we 
look forward to during our 50th? 


Thomas O'C. Murray 

14 Churchill Rd. 

W. Roxbury, MA 02132 


We have to start our column on some 
sad notes: The condolences of the 
class are extended to Marjorie and the 
family of Bob Sherry who died last 
July after a long illness. We received 
word of his passing from brother-in- 
law Herman Vorel in a Christmas 
card. • Condolences also to Mary Jo 
and family on the death ofher husband 
Henry Trainor in January. Henry 
had been in educationfor many years, 
most recendy as Principal of St. 
Patrick's in Watertown. • Condo- 
lences also to the family of Fr. Fred 
Burke who died of cancer in Decem- 
ber. Fr. Fred once served as Pastor of 
St. John's in Townsend and often 

attended the '43 golf days. • Condo- 
lences also to Barbara and the family 
of Dr. Louis Kassler who died of 
cancer in December. Lou served for 
many years on the staff of University 
and St. Elizabeth's hospitals. • And 
finally, condolences to Jim Grimes 
and family on the death of his wife 
Mary after a short illness in Decem- 
ber. The prayers of the Class are ex- 
tended to all. • The class extends its 
thanks to the following for their extra 
support of our annual class dues appeal: 
Paul Healy, Jack Kelleher, Frank 
Reade, Ray Sisk, Ed McGilvery and 
Mary Schoenfeld. • Thanks to Eddie 
O'Connor for the news item con- 
cerning the recent retirement ofjudge 
John McNaught. After leaving the 
US District bench, he will act as con- 
sultant in his son's law firm. • In a 
recent note from Judge Frank 
Mahoney in Illinois, he tells us that 
he was re-elected last fall to the bench 
with a 76% margin. He must be real 
popular! ! He further reports that he's 
heard from John Connolly, who af- 
ter some 40-odd years of teaching at 
St. Mark's in Dallas, was honored by 
the Governor of Texas proclaiming 
May 18, 1989 as "John J. Connolly 
Day." • LastOctoberTomandMarie 
Meagher vacationed in Ireland, stay- 
ing in one of those famous thatched 
cottages. In November they attended 
the first meeting of the BC Club of 
Kilmihill, County Clare, presided over 
by Christine (Breen) Williams '76. • 
Some odds and ends taken from dues 
returns: Elmo Bregoli reports retire- 
ment as Assistant Superintendent of 
the Temple City, CA School District. 
He now does volunteer work at the 
Gene Autry Museum. • Pat and Bob 
Crowley live in Clearwater, FL, 
looking forward to our 50th reunion. 
• Bob Blute reports that his youngest 
son Joseph '79 is a partner at Nutter, 
McLennen & Fish in Boston and that 
son Peter '78, was handily re-elected 
as Representative to the Massachusetts 
House. • From California, Ed and 
Claire Callahan report the arrival of 
their ninth grandchild on Christmas 
eve. • From Towson, MD, Frank 
Harvey celebrates 30 years as head of 
the F.M. Harvey Construction Co. 
He is looking forward to the arrival of 
a sixth grandchild in May, and is still 
trying to keep his head down and 
"count ALL the strokes." • From 
Naples, FL, Joe and Genevieve 
Sullivan report that daughter Ellen, 
BC MBA '80 now runs Sullivan 
Brothers Printers in Lowell. • George 
Bray has married his late wife's twin 
sister Pat. It was one of Barbara's last 
wishes that they take care of each 
other. The class extends our con- 
gratulations. • Last reminder: $25 
class dues are payable. Send news. 


James F. McSorley, Jr. 
1 204 Washington St. 
N. Abington, MA 02351 

Jim Sullivan of Dedham has very 
nicely recuperated from a hip re- 
placement and is looking forward to 
golf. • Al Naddaff continues to be 
very active. After his WWII army 
service, he was involved in various 
businesses until 1970, whenhe started 
and expanded to 43 children's Living 
and Learning centers. In 1 980 he sold 
these and for 8 years had a group of 
Kinder Care centers. In 1991 he then 
started the "Mulberry Child Care 
Centers" with headquarters in 
Brighton. Al is President and CEO of 
the 1 1 centers he already had in op- 
eration in early 1991. Al and his wife 
Katherine live in Dedham. They have 
5 children, 4 girls and a boy, and two 
grandchildren. Their children have 
all done well academically. • Al saw 
Fr. John Connolly of Sacred Heart, 
Newton and Msgr. Bill Glynn of 
Holy Family, Duxbury, at their re- 
cent 50th high school reunion. "Frank 
Panaro is still enjoying his retirement 
although he is now somewhat limited 
in his activities because of his health. 
Frank had a heart problem which re- 
sulted in a triple by-pass 3 years ago. 
Frank was a Medway School Princi- 
pal prior to his retirement in 1 984. He 
continues to live in West Roxbury. 
He has 5 grandchildren, 3 boys and 
two girls. • William L. O'Connor 
retired in 1987 after 39 years at John 
Hancock Life Insurance Co. as an 
actuary. In 1948 he received his MS 
degree in Actuarial Science from the 
University of Michigan. Bill and his 
wife Barbara live in Auburndale. They 
have 5 children, 3 boys and two girls. 
Their son Alan is a 1981 BC grad. In 
February, because of his own per- 
sonal interest, he was taking a course 
in Physical Chemistry. • When we 
went to press in early March, Chris 
Flynn reported a good response for 
the class theater night April 2 5 for the 
BC production of Brigadoon, and also 
for class dues. Dues replies came from 
as far as Florida and also from Tony 
Finelli from Akron, Ohio. • The 
sympathy of the class goes out to the 
family of Robert O. McElearney, an 
ex-44er of Cambridge, who died on 
9-21-90 after a long illness. After at- 
tending BC and serving in the Army 
Air Force in WWII, he founded his 
own plumbing business. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Margaret, 3 sons, a 
daughter, his mother, a brother, a 
sister, and 6 grandchildren. • Our 
sympathies are also extended to the 

family of John F. Morrison Jr. of 

Brighton who died August 9. John 
saw service in WWII in the army. He 
worked for Conrail in Allston until 
his retirement in 1981 at which time 
he was yard supervisor. John leaves 5 
sons, two daughters, his former wife, 
a brother, 3 sisters, and a grandson. 


Louis V. Sorgi 
5 Augusta Rd. 
Milton, MA 02 186 

The sympathy of the class is extended 
to the family of J. Edward Finigan, 
who died on December 3 1 . An Army 
veteran of WWII, Ed founded J. E. 
Finigan Inc. in 1957. He was past 
Grand Knight of the Concord Coun- 
cil of the Knights of Columbus, former 
member of the Concord Board of 
Appeals and Housing Authority and a 
corporator of the Middlesex Savings 
Bank of Concord. Ed is survived by 
his wife, Elizabeth (McNally); three 
sons, James E. of Concord, PaulM. of 
Granby, CT, and Robert J. of Citrus 
Heights, CA; four daughters; Anne 
Doane of Illinois, Julie F. McPhillips 
of Pembroke, Elizabeth Finigan of 
Milwaukee and Barbara F. Wazurczak 
of Quincy; and a sister, a brother and 
12 grandchildren. • Cliff McElroy is 
volunteering at Youville Hospital in 
administration. • We had 26 turn out 
for the dinner and victory at the BC 
vs. Clarkson hockey game. • We'll 
probably have one function in the fall, 
possibly homecoming football event. 
Please drop me a note and let me 
know of your wishes. • I will report 
about Florida and spring golf next 
issue. Please send me your ideas. 


Leo F. Roche, Esq. 
26 Sargent Rd. 
Winchester, MA 01 890 


William P. Melville 

31 RockledgeRd. 

Newton Highlands, MA 02161 


As we approach the 43rd anniversary 
of our graduation we are more and 
more reminded of how fast the years 
fly by and that we are all getting older 
at a rapid pace. Life on this earth 


seems so short. Since the last issue of 
this magazine, four more of our class- 
mates have gone to their eternal re- 
ward. To the families of these four 
classmates we extend our heartfelt 
sympathy. May their souls rest in 
peace. • Paul G. Murphy of 
Stoneham, reared Housemaster at 
Woburn High School, is survived by 
his wife, Virginia Mary, four children 
and four grandchildren. • WalterT. 
Walsh ofNew York City, formerly of 
Needham, was a sales representative 
for several publishing houses. • 
Thomas J. McKay of Belmont, hus- 
band of the late Mary E., had been 
retired from the City of Boston Au- 
diting Department. • Paul L. 
Costello of Wellesley was a 
manufacturer's representative in the 
electrical industry and owned the J. J. 
Costello Co. in Wellesley. In addi- 
tion to his wife, Paul is survived by 
four daughters and one grandson. • 
At the fifth annual University Cho- 
rale Christmas Concert, which was 
positively magnificent, my wife Irene 
and I saw Ginney and Bill Oliver. • 
Tim Buckley's lovely daughter Kathy 
was among the first sopranos that 
entertained us. • Our youngest 
daughter Irene '87 accompanied us 
along with her new husbandrk 
Francesconi '87. Irene has recendy 
left Governor Dummer Academy 
were she was the Regional Director of 
the Capital Campaign to accept the 
position of Assistant Director of De- 
velopment at Boston University. Son- 
in-law Mark is a Personal Bankerwith 
Shawmut Bank. • Our daughter 
Christine '83 and her husband Chris- 
topher Paul Harvey '83 , Law '86, 
recendy presented us with our eighth 
grandchild, James Melville Harvey, 
hopefully of the class of 2008. Son-in- 
law Christopher is a practicing attor- 
ney with the Boston law firm of Gaston 
& Snow. • Bill Flynn has accepted the 
position of General Chairman of the 
1991 Mass. Special Olympics to be 
held at BC June 14-16. Volunteers 
are needed to assist with these games 
- can you help? 


John T. Prince 

64 Donnybrook Rd. 

Brighton, MA 02 1 35 

As we prepare these notes, people 
everywhere are happy with the peace 
in the Persian Gulf. The country is 
welcoming back the first group of 
veterans of this campaign in a beauti- 
ful demonstration of appreciation of 
their efforts. It is somewhat ironic 
that since our last edition we have lost 


four classmates who were veterans of 
WWII. • Joe Fitzgibbon, retired 
Boston School teacher, was a gunner 
in the Air Corps. • Bill Garten, re- 
tired from the State Dept. of Rev- 
enue, was a member of the Signal 
Corps. • John Gleason, also retired 
from the State Dept. of Revenue, was 
a Navy veteran in the Pacific. 'John 
Lynch retired accountant with the 
US Postal Service, served as an Army 
medic in North Africa. May God bless 
these men and their surviving spouses 
and families. • We also extend our 
condolences to the families of two 
nuns who graduatedin 1949.Sr.Rose 
Gioiosa SFCC of East Boston and 
Sr. Mary Catherine Malcolm, 
GA&S of Hartford, CT. • Lastly, we 
extend our sympathy to Corrine Conte 
and family on the death of Silvio 
Conte, Law '49, one of the most re- 
spected public figures in all Wash- 
ington.* We are pleased to hear that 
Fran Daly, retired teacher in 
Stoughton, was honored by the 
Stoughton Public Library, where he 
spent many years as a trustee. The 
Library Dept. dedicated a reading 
room in his honor. • Another class- 
mate, Bill Morrissey, who is Execu- 
tive Vice-President of .The Boston 
Five Cents Savings Bank has been 
elected a director of the Federal Home 
Loan Bank of Boston. He also serves 
as director of the Mass. Bankers Asso- 
ciation and is a member of the Wash- 
ington Committee of the National 
Council of Savings Institutions. • 
Congratulations are in order for Phil 
Spillane, who was married recendy 
to Pary Kilduff of Wilder, VT. Bill is 
co-owner of Right Printing Company 
of White River Junction, VT. • Our 
first event of the 1991 season was in 
conjunction with the Laetare Sunday 
Celebration. Each year Sahag 
Dakesian does a great job to insure a 
good crowd. Present this year were: 
John Bradley, Ernie Ciampa, Frank 
Dolan, Joe Dowd, Bill Flaherty, 
John Forkin, Jim Houlihan, Ed 
Marshall, and Tom O'Connor. • 
Two requests: dues and news. 


John A. Dewire 
1 5 Chester St., #3 1 
Cambridge, MA 02 140 

Robert X. Chandler, president and 
chief operating officer of United Way 
of Massachusetts Bay, will retire in 
December after running the organi- 
zation since 1973. In a prepared state- 
ment, United Way chairwoman 
Micho Spring called Chandler "a 

strong and successful leader locally 
and nationally. His dedication and 
commitment are unsurpassed." Bob 
was born in Norwood. By next De- 
cember he will have spent 36 years 
with the United Way, including peri- 
ods with the United Way of Elkhart, 
IN, Albany, NY, and Memphis, TN. 
When Bob took over in Boston in 
1973, United Way raised about $13 
million. Last year the organization 
raised $ 50 million. • Roger W. 
Sundin, Jr., president of Sundin As- 
sociates Inc. in Boston, has announced 
the appointment of Carmine T. 
Pallotta of Watertown as a vice- 
president of the marketing and ad- 
vertising firm. His primary responsi- 
bilities will be human resource training 
and development as they apply to the 
financial services industry. Carmine 
was previously senior vice-president 
of retail banking at Merchants Bank 
of Boston. • William E. Reardon of 
Essex Junction, VT died last May in 
Burlington, VT. He retired in March 
1990 as an engineer for IBM. Bill was 
a member of the BC Blue Chips He is 
survived by his wife Margaret, four 
sons and four daughters. I extend to 
the family our belated sympathy. • 
Robert Russell of Weymouth and 
Bethel, ME, died in Dorchester in 
August 1990 after a year-long battle 
with cancer. He practiced criminal 
and civil law in Dedham and Maine, 
and was a former Assistant District 
Attorney for Norfolk County. He was 
among the founders of the criminal 
justice training programs at Dean 
Junior College in Franklin, and 
Northeastern University in Boston 
where he was a frequent lecturer on 
organized crime and fraud investiga- 
tion. He was a lecturer in 
Northeastern's law enforcement de- 
partment from 1967-1969 and was 
Director of the Dean Junior College 
Criminal Justice program from 1968- 
1986. He is survived by his wife and 
one daughter. • Arthur McCue was 
recendy appointed to a three year 
term as Somerville City Clerk by a 
unanimous vote of the Board of Al- 
derman. He is an attorney at law. • 
John J. O'Brien of Milton was sworn 
in as a Superior Court Judge in No- 
vember by Governor Michael S. 
Dukakis. John is a graduate of the 
New England School of Law and has 
practiced law for 32 years. He has 
lectured and participated in 
roundtable discussions at New En- 
gland School of Law, Harvard Law 
School, and Boston University School 
of Law. John89 is a member of the 
Americanssachusetts and Norfolk 
County Bar Associations, a fellow of 
the American College of Trial Law- 
yers and a member of the Massachu- 
setts Academy of Trial Attorneys. • 

Lawrence Sullivan has been ap- 
pointed a professor of liberal studies 
at Salve Regina College in Newport, 
RI. He has a Master's of Science de- 
gree from the University of Bridge- 
port, CT. He has taught part-time at 
Salve Regina since 1984and previously 
worked for IBM in various manage- 
ment capacities. • I left March 9 for 
Winter Haven, FL to see the Red Sox 
in spring training. Since Laetare Sun- 
day is March 10, 1991, this will mark 
the first time in 22 years that I will not 
be able to attend the communion 
breakfast at BC. • Raymond 
Cunningham, retired owner of 
Progressive Office Products for 17 
years, died at his home in Fort Myers, 
FL in October. He is survived by his 
wife Lillian, a son and two daughters. 
I extend the sympath of the class to 
these three families. 


Francis X. Quinn, Esq. 
1 205 Azalea Dr. 
Rockville, MD 20850 

Our class gift as a result of the Na- 
tional Telethon was considerably 
above most classes of "our time," 
probably due to the efforts of Gerald 
LaPierne, Peter Frasca, Robert 
McAnespie, Robert McAnespie, 
Robert Bowdring, Nicholas Russo, 
Raymond Martin, Leo McCabe, 
Thomas Joyce, Robert Mitchellry 
Doyle, Lloyd McDonald, John 
Sanderson, Thomas Devane, Robert 
Corcoran, Coleman Beatty. • Fred 
Noone, supervising principal in 
Haverhill, resides Seabrook, NH. • 
John Regan, retired after 36 years 
service with US Government, 30years 
with State Dept., living overseas 26 
years in 8 countries, resides in 
McLean, VA • Bill Kelleher, retired 
teacher, Watertown High School and 
MA Bay CC, coordinates ESL pro- 
gram, Waltham Library. • Phil B. 
Dolan, completed his retail career 
two years ago as president of the World 
Bazaar retail chain. Currendy semi- 
retired with interests in real estate 
rentals and retail consulting assign- 
ments both domestic and overseas, he 
resides in Roswell, GA. • Bob 
Corcoran, not planning to retire; has 
moved his company, Robert J. 
Corcoran-Fund Raising Counsel to 
24 Farnsworth St., Boston. •JamesA. 
Fiore, proudly announces that his 
son, John J. '84 has joined with him in 
the practice of dentistry in Roslindale; 
both also teach at the BU School of 
Graduate Dentistry. • Mary Boyle 
was noted as one of the BC volunteers 

for Youville Hospital. • Fred J. 
O'Brien, SJ, recently elected trustee 
of Fairfield Univ. also serves as assis- 
tant for secondary education and as a 
trustee for all of the high schools in 
the NY province. 



I MAY 15 - 19 • 1 9921 

Edward L. Englert, Jr. 
1 28 Colberg Ave. 
Roslindale, MA02131 

Dave Sullivan is celebrating his 3 Oth 
year as sales manager with Necco and 
is living in N. Olmstead, OH. • Joe 
McKenney, Stamford, CT., is VP 
Sales, Catholic School Division for 
Glencoe McGraw-Hill Publishing 
Co., and has eight grandchildren. • 
Ed Gallivan sends greetings from 
Brussels, Belgium, where he is work- 
ing at NATO headquarters. • Paul 
Lockwood, Cumberland, RI, retired 
after 36 years with USX Corp. • Bill 
Walsh sends greetings from 
Wheaton, IL. • Gerry Kirklighter, 
Baldwin, MD, has a new grandchild, 
his fourth. He is working at 
Westinghouse. • Dick Schwartz, San 
Jose, CA retired from SYNTEX, and 
is now doing consulting work. • Roger 
Connor visits his four grandchildren 
when he's away from Milton Academy. 
• Al Sexton is enjoying the winter in 
Naples and is looking forward to 
spending summers on Lewis Bay in 
Yarmouth. • Will Hynes, Milton, is 
nearing retirement from the Boston 
Public Schools as a teacher. Will has 
six children — three BCers. • Glad to 
report that Al Arsenault Clearwater, 
FL has fully recovered from his acci- 
dent. • Jake LaCrosse sends an in- 
vitation to drop in and visit him in the 
Berkshire Foothills where he has 17 
horses. • BobKincade, Sarasota, FL, 
has four BCers out of six children and 
is waiting for his 10 grandchildren to 
become "Eagles." • The Memorial 
Mass and hockey game get-together 
was well attended. Among the many 
attending were Jim Leonard, Joe 
Chisholm, Jake LaCrosse, Jack 
O'Connor, Paul O'Neil, and Tom 
Donahue. • Among those helping 
with the National Telethon were Jack 
Leary, John Crimlisk and Charlie 
Haney. • Earl Helbighas retired and 
is living in Hummelstown, PA. • Leo 
Stankard is proprietor of the 
Cochrane Furniture Co. in Orchard 
Park, NY. • The class extends its 
deepest sympathy to the families of 
Martin MordarsW and Frank Pete 
Cassidy who died recently. Martin 
lived in Southington, CT, where he 
practiced dentistry until his retire- 
ment, then moved to Meriden, CT. 

Frank was active for many years as a 
town official in Swampscott, and he 
will be especially remembered by us 
as a loyal classmate. He was president 
of our freshman class and remained a 
faithful and active member through- 
out the years. • Dave Murphy, 
president of Stevenson & Co., Inc., 
recendy served as co-chairman of the 
United Way in Pittsfield. • Con- 
gratulations to DickDriscoll who has 
been named president of the Massa- 
chusetts Bankers Association. • Fr. 
Peter Martocchio, pastor at Im- 
maculate Conception Church in 
Weymouth, is kept busy these days as 
his parish sponsors 3 7 people's groups. 
• Frank McGee is expanding his 
territory. He is one of a four-man 
team which was recently invited by 
Solidarity to advise Polish police of- 
ficers on the formation of police trade 
unions throughoutPoland. • William 
Ahern, Walpole, was recently ap- 
pointed to the position of sales engi- 
neer for the Research Foundation at 
the University of Lowell. • Among 
Beanpot followers were Jim 
Mulrooney, Bill Heavey, Bob Freeley, 
Fred Meagher, Lex Blood, Barry 
Driscoll, Dick Driscoll, Tom Megan, 
Len Hardy, Bob Shannon, Paul Daly, 
Paul Stanton and Nyal McA'Nulty.* 
As we enter our 40th, we hope you 
will attend the many functions 
planned, Please drop me a line, espe- 
cially if we haven't heard from you 
lately. • "Thank you" to those who 
sent dues, and for those of you who 
forgot, late arrivals will be welcome! 
Wwe rely on you and other classmates 
for news. • Recently Fr. Hugh 
O'Regan has volunteered to help us 
appropriately respond to deaths of 
classmates with a spiritual 
acknowledgement. Kindly notify 
Roger Connor or myself and we will 
pass the information on. • Dick 
McBride and Frank Dooley attended 
the Varsity Club Dinner. 


Robert W. Kelly 
98 Standish Rd. 
Watertown, MA02172 

Who ever thought I'd be writing about 
a football happening in February. Put 
on your calendars aClassof'53 cook- 
out after the Georgia Tech game. I'm 
told it might be under a tent near the 
tennis courts. More info on this to 
come.* We had a good turnout for 
the for the Class dinner and basketball 
game, Feb 1 3 for those who couldn't 
make it. The filet of sole Monan was 
devine (Ash Wednesday) and the fel- 

lowship, heavenly. Our Pres. Paul 
Caughlin announced he was nomi- 
nated for the Sec/Treasurer of the 
Alumni Assoc. Let's get out the vote! 
•JohnMcPhail, 23 Allen Rd., Win- 
chester, retired. • Paul Campbell is a 
consultant with Argo Industries Inc. 
in Berlin CT. • Dave Barry now lives 
at 1 3 Minuteman Lane, Exeter NH 
03833 and is still with Tyco Labs. 
John Mazzone is with SBA as DPTY. 
Asst./Regional Administrator in Bos- 
ton. Roger Bossi is retired and living 
in Woburn. • Bill Carroll, 879 
Pothier Rd. Torrington CT., is a real 
estate broker. •JoeCoco,43 Conrad 
St., Methuen, operates his own insur- 
ance agency. • Fr. Joe Greer is back 
as Pastor at St. Patrick's in Natick. • 
Bob Finnin, 4000 Tunlaw Road, 
NW, Apt. 623, Washington DC, is 
with Computer Sciences Corp., 
VTCB, 3170 Fairview Park Dr., Falls 
Church, VA. • Paul Rowe is Area 
Directorrketing China, IAE Interna- 
tional Aero Engines, 287 Main St., 
East Hartford, CT. • John 
O'Connor, Falmouth., is retired from 
NYNEXJune 1, 1990. • Bill Sullivan 
is a retired Army Colonel, 2211 
His military honors consisted of; Army 
Legion of Merit With One Oak Leaf 
Cluster, The Meritorious Service 
Medal, Air Medal with One Oak Leaf 
Clusteranda Master Army Aviator. • 
See vou all later. 


Francis X. Flannery 
72 Sunset Hill Rd. 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 

Rev. Mr. David Sanford was named 
pastoral assistant to Saints Athanasius 
and John Church in Rumford, ME. 
Previous to this appointment, he 
served as a permanent deacon in 
Washington DC. • John Ruggiero 
was honored for his 25 years of dedi- 
cated service at St. Francis College in 
Pennsylvania where he is an associate 
professor of history. • Honored for 
30 years of dedicated service at Suf- 
folk University in Boston was John 
Shannon. John is a professor of eco- 
nomics. • Speaking of academia, Pro- 
fessor James T. Flynn, a history 
professor at the College of the Holy 
Cross, was a speaker at the IV World 
Congress for Soviet and East Euro- 
pean Studies at Harrogate, England, 
and at the American Association for 
Slavic Studies in Washington, DC. 
Prof. Flynn has been awarded a fel- 
lowship for 1991-92 by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities for 

his work on the history of the Uniate 
(Greek Catholic) Church in the Rus- 
sian Empire. • John Murtagh is the 
Principal of the Higgins Middle 
School in Peabody. He was previ- 
ously the principal at the John E. 
Burke School in the same town. • Bill 
McManus who lost his wife last 
March, was pleased to become a 
grandfather of twin boys, Sean and 
Daniel. Bill also has a daughter who is 
a sophomore at BC, and a son Bill, Jr. 
who will be working for Deliotte 
Touche after graduation this May. • 
At the Sixth Annual Andrew Carney 
Testimonial Awards Dinner, Richard 
Lucey was awarded the Seton Award, 
named after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. 
Richard joined the Carney Hospital 
medical staff as a medical resident in 
1961. • At the same dinner, John 
McNeice, Jr. was awarded the 
Vincentain Award. He is chairman 
and CEO of the Colonial Group, Lie. 
of Boston and is a member and past 
president of the Carney Foundation. 
• I was glad to see that the Class of '54 
did their share at this year's successful 
National Telethon. Thanks to 
Mitchell Maloof, Rev. Edward 
Keohan, Ray McPherson, Joseph 
Lonergan, Thomas Murphy, Edward 
Zmijeski, Francis Kelley, and Paul 
McGee for their time and dedication. 


Marie J. Kelleher 
1 2 Tappan St. 
Melrose, MA 02 176 


Jane Guigley Hone 
425 Nassau Ave. 
Manhasset, NY 11030 


Ralph C. Good, Jr., Esq. 
4 West Mill St. 
P.O. Box 203 
Medfield, MA 02052 


Pat Leary Dowling 
39 Woodside Dr. 
Milton, MA 02 186 


Francis E. Lynch 
27 Arbutus Ln., P.O. Box 1287 
W. Dennis, MA 02670 
(508) 398-5368 

Spring has sprung and our 35th Anni- 
versary is almost at hand. • Recent 
Class events included the Laetare 
Sunday Mass and Communion 
Breakfast March 10 and a night at the 
musical Brigadoon April 26 at BC. 
Following the musical, a joint recep- 
tion was held with the Classes of '58 
and '59 with an open bar and refresh- 
ments. Each was well attended and a 
prelude to our upcoming 35th Anni- 
versary commencing this Fall. • I re- 
ceived a wedding announcement from 
Patrick F. Cadigan who will be 
marrying Dr. Tandra Lynn Colarco 
MD. They will live in Newport Beach, 
CA. All the best. • A scholarship fund 
was established by the staff of the 
Roger Wellington School in Belmont 
to honor CharlesJ. Crisafulli whohas 
been principal of Wellington since 
'72. • William J. Cunningham was 
elected to the Governing Board of 
Boston Aid to the Blind. He is presi- 
dent of Dataware Products, of 
Westwood. •JamesS.HughesisVP 
of Tucker Anthony & RL Day in 
New Bedford and lives in Marion. • 
The Class extends its sympathy to the 
families of Sr. Beatrice Desmarals 
of the Sisters of Mercy in New 
Hampshire and Arthur L. 
McGovern MD, who's wife Mary 
died last August. • Please send $20. 
class dues payable to BC Class of '57 
c/o BC Alumni Assoc, 825 Centre 
St., Newton 02158. • Watch for a 
class mailing this summer on details 
of our 35th. • I'm only a note away 
from reporting what is new during 
our Anniversary year Drop a line. 

Marjorie L. McLaughlin 
139 Parker Rd. 
Needham, MA02194 


David A. Rafferty, Jr. 
33 Huntley Rd. 
Hingham, MA 02043 

Frank Meissner owns an insurance 
agency in Canton. Son Steve is BC'88. 
• Joanne Creonte Garrity, living in 
Bethesda, is with the World Bank in 


Washington, DC. • Jim Lynch of 
Randolph, is Asst. Superintendent of 
Schools in Canton and president of 
the Canton Lions Club. • Mike 
Daley, of Brookline and Oyster 
Harbor, is chairman of Lojack Corp. 
of Needham. • Pat Hannigan, prin- 
cipal of the Kennedy Junior High 
School in Randolph, has been ap- 
pointed to a three-year term on the 
National Association of Secondary 
School Principals National Honor 
Society Council/Scholarship. • Kevin 
O'Brien, MD, was recently ap- 
pointed corporate medical director at 
Gosnold treatment facility in 
Falmouth. • Fr. John Farrell is pas- 
tor of Our Lady of the Assumption 
Church in Lynn. • Paul Lucy of New 
Canaan, CT, has been named chair- 
man and CEO of Albert Frank- 
Guenther Law, a wholly owned fi- 
nancial advertising subsidiary of 
Foote, Cone and Belding. • Ted 
Kaplan, DMD, a practicing dentist, 
in the staff of Tufts Dental School. 
•Judith Short, residing om Fairfield, 
CT, was recently appointed VP of 
marketing for Northeast Electronics 
Corp. • Don Seagerth whiz, sports 
leader, and Marine Corps veteran, 
was recendy appointed principal of 
the Dedham Middle School. • Dan 
Kehoe is Supertendent of Schools in 
Millis. • Bernie Roderick is Super- 
intendent of Schools in Fairhaven. • 
Ann Guerini is a public health nurse 
in Westwood. • Tom Hassey, living 
in Somerset, recendy received the 
grand tour of San Francisco from 
Frank O'Neill. • Had a nice note 
from Paul Fennell who is still living 
in Vienna, VA. Paul met Atty. Anne 
Jones at a recent BC dinner in Wash- 
ington, DC. Paul's son Daniel will 
graduate BC this May and will receive 
his commission as a 2 nd Lieutenant in 
the U.S. Marines Corps. • Dave 
Cronin is Assistant Commissioner in 
the Mass. Dept. of Education. 
Kathleen Baker Aikens is a nursing 
coordinator in Troy, NY. • Ann Wall 
Leahy is with Prime Computer in 
Natick. • Elizabeth Minassian is a 
the Dept. of Health and Hospitals in 
Boston. • John Guarino is technical 
service manager for Radcure Special- 
ties, Inc. in Louisville, KY. • Pat Brine 
O'Riordan is the department head of 
Health Occupations at the Northeast 
Regional Vocational School in 
Wakefield. • Bob Carr is manager of 
human resources for Simplex Wire 
and Cable in Portsmouth, NH. • 
Maureen Boyle Murphy is execu- 
tive director of the Wolfeboro, NH, 
Chamber of Commerce. • Anthony 
Fedele is the principal of Somerville 
High School. • Bill Doherty is a 
member of the Housing Authority in 

Harwich. • John Nee is a manager in 
the buying department of Cirelli 
Foods. • Paul Greene is VP of com- 
puter services for Cross Country 
Computer Corp. in Hauppauge, NY. 
• Rev. Ambrose Keefe, OSB, is the 
librarian at the Benedictine High 
School in Richmond, VA • Rose 
O'Brien Sperry, a psychotherapist 
and lecturer, was the 1 989 recipient of 
the BC Alumni Award for outstand- 
ing public service. • Elizabeth 
Mozdiez Olson is a professor of 
nursing at Western Connecticut State 
College in Danbury. •Jim Donahue 
is a real estate broker in Holbrook. • 
Marilyn Giguere McDonough is a 
librarian for the Smithtown, NY 
School District. • George Smith is 
district manager of Gibbens Co. in 
Needham. • Pasquale Micciche is a 
professor of history at Fitchburg State 
College. • Joe Buckley is a professor 
of mathematics at Western Michigan 
University. • Rev. John Crowley is 
pastor of St. Mary's, Cambridge. • 
Richard Nerbonne teaches at New 
Bedford High School. • Richard 
Keefe is assistant principal at St. 
Louis U. High School • Frank Susi, 
DMD, an associate dean and profes- 
sor at Tufts Dental, was the president 
of the American Association of Den- 
tal Schools and in 1988 received the 
Distinguished Alumnus Award from 
Harvard Dental School. • The fol- 
lowing '58ers volunteered their time 
to the BC National Telethon: George 
Stromry Keefe, Peter Strauss, Anna 
Ficciardelli Mullins, Jack McDevitt, 
Joan LaChance, John Cloherty, Joe 
Coleman, Myles Cassidy, Lois Shea, 
Joe Cavanaugh, Jim Quinn, Bill Ryan, 
Larry Cummings, Frank Day, Dave 
Rafferty, Ed Bunyon, Jr., and Dan 
Cummings. • Don't forget to send 
your class dues to Jack McDevitt, 
Cedar St., Medford, MA 02155. 


Sheila Hurley Canty 
8 Sherborne Terrace 
Dover, MA 02030 


Robert P. Latkany 

c/o NML, P.O. Box 4008 

Darien, CT 06820 


Please note change in phone number. 
Mailing address is the same but we 
moved from Stamford to Norwalk 
justoffexitl4on95at535 Connecti- 
cut Ave. (Route 1). If you are driving 

south and can stop off Mon.- Fri., 
please do so. • PaulJ. Andrews, Supt. 
of Schools in Woburn has been re- 
elected President of the Harvard 
Superintendants Roundtable for the 
3rd year and is also a member of the 
MA Assoc, of School Supts.* AP Press 
release: A jury in Manhattan's Federal 
Court ruled in favor ofTom Rattigan 
in his breach of contract case versus 
Commodore International, Ltd. • He 
is seeking up to $9,000 and Judge 
Mukasey will decide damages. *Gerry 
and Barbara McElaney's daughter, 
Noelle, gave birth to Claire, their first 
grandchild. • Jim and Cynthia 
Marrinan of Rockville, MD., have a 
daughter, Anne, who is at Univ. of 
MD., '92 and Jane is a junior in High 
school. • Dr. Richard Tierney, a 
Canton dentist, was elected to the 
Boston Park League Hall of Fame 
(along with Jean Yawkey). He and 
wifejanethave 5 daughters, Elizabeth 
Kenyon, Kristine, who is a graduate 
of Union College, Allison, a senior at 
Bridgewater, and Karoline and 
Adrienne both at Canton High. • Joe 
Feltz resigned as President of M.W. 
Carr, a leading supplier of quality 
photo frames in Somerville. He will 
stay on as vice chairman of the board. 
• Jim Foley has been selected a 
member of the General Foods, USA 
President's Club in 1990 (58 employ- 
ees out of 23,000 were chosen). He 
and Elizabeth and 6 kids live in 
Woburn. The kids: Lisary, Jimureen, 
Eileen, and Anne Marie. Great job, 
Jim! Dr. Robert E. Hunter is 
President of the Delta Dental Plan of 
MA in Medford. He was a clinical 
instructor at the Harvard Univ. School 
of Dental Medicine. • John F. 
Sullivan of Waltham is VP of gov- 
ernmental affairs at Revere based 
Coastal Oil of New England and is a 
member of the board of New En- 
gland Fuel Institute. • Two sad notes: 
Don Delisle passed away on Oct. 24 
in his Cromwell, CT home. He had 
been a revered asst. principal at Berlin 
HS for over 20 years. He is survived 
by his wife, Mary, three sons and two 
daughter. • Dick Sylvestre of 
Woonsocket died Dec. 31. He was 
director of the RI Expenditures 
Council. He is survived by his wife, 
Rose Marie, two sons and a daughter. 
Class condolences to both families • 
Please drop me a note. 


Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Dr. 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(508) 823-1188 


Joseph R. Carty 
920 Main St. 
Noiwell, MA 02061 

Noticed in a national newspaper that 
Tom Rattigan has been named 
Chairman and CEO of G. Heileman 
Brewing in Wisconsin. • A.G. 
Edwards, the investment firm, claims 
three classmates in the Boston area. 
Bill Hyland is regional manager; Paul 
McLaughlin is a trader in Hingham; 
and Gerry Buckley is in downtown 
Boston. • Charlie Flaherty of Cam- 
bridge is Speaker of the Massachu- 
setts House. Ed Phelan is retired from 
the IRS . Ed and family live in Canton. 
• Jim Hayes writes me that he is VP 
of Hambrecht & Quist located on 
Rowes Wharf and has formed the 
corporate and executive services 
group. • Jim Reilly and his partner 
have created an ad campaign for Jim 
Tonra's new company, Metro West 
Business Ventures. This firm buys, 
sells and appraises small businesses in 
the Greater Boston area. Jim's son's 
graduation from BC marks the fourth 
generation of Reillys to graduate from 
BC, after great-grandfather Dr. James 
A. '13, grandfather William A. ' 25 
and Jim. • Richard WallaceMSW'89 
was elected treasurer of E. Middlesex 
Human Services in Wakefield. Rich- 
ard lives in Melrose. • Steve Jones was 
recently elected trustee of St. John's 
Prep in Danvers. Steve lives in 
Hamilton, is also trustee of Eastern 
Bank and on the board of directors of 
Holyoke Insurance. • Robert 
Patterson is the new superintendent 
of schools in Cumberland, RI where 
he resides. • John Scabia resides in 
Framingham with his family and is 
employed as a chief supply manager 
with the Army in Natick. John is also 
a Colonel with the US Army Reserve. 
• Ramon Derosas is living in Arling- 
ton and is a teacher in the Winthrop 
school system. The Derosas have four 
children. • Anthony Testa lives in 
Westwood with his family of two 
children and is director of research at 
Romicon in Woburn. • Carmen 
Dimaggio is a senior underwriter with 
John Hancock and resides in Arling- 
ton with his family. • Do not be recal- 
citrant — drop a note! 


Mary Anne Hehir-Helms 
39 Cameron Ct. 
Princeton, NJ 08540 


John H. Rossetti 

68 Olde Field Rd. 

Newton Centre, MA 02 1 59 


Mary Mahoney Falvey, a teacher in 
Londonderry, NH, and husband John 
have three children. •Jeanne Denys 
Ament and husband Thomas saw 
daughter Jennifer graduate from BC 
in May. Jeanne also has sons Peter and 
Christopher. • Dan Cohenis with the 
cash management division of the 
Defense Logistics Agency in Boston. 
• The Sullivan Educational Institute 
in Topsfield keeps Judith Grant 
Sullivan busy. She has two sons. • 
Robert Levesque is an oral surgeon 
in Nashua, NH. • Out in Dublin, CA, 
George McHugh is a consultant to 
the Oakland Diocese on refugee and 
divestment policies. He and wife 
Maryjane have six children. • Also in 
the six children category division are 
David Sullivan and wife, Joanne. Dave 
is an internal audit manager with 
Raytheon in Lexington. • Liberty 
Mutual announced the appointment 
of James Colbert of Norwell as VP 
and personal sales manager for its 
personal market. Jim and Mary have 
two children. • The Weymouth 
School Committee voted unani- 
mously to appoint Robert West as 
Superintendent. In addition to fram- 
ing his Weymouth birth certificate 
and his Harvard masters degree, he 
will soon be able to add his UMass 
doctorate certificate. • Richard 
Maguire is senior manufacturing 
consultant for Systems Software As- 
sociates. He and wife Jane are Lexing- 
ton residents. • Stephen Corcoran is 
an assistant principal with the 
Wellesley schools. • Rev. Aram 
Berard is serving the Diocese of 
Amarillo, TX, and Rev. William 
Mullin is assigned to St. John's in 
Beverly. This is a double blessing from 
the Class of 1 96 1 .• Dan Sullivan is a 
chiropractor in San Antonio, TX and 
Head of the Sullivan Chiropractic 
Center. • Richard Sullivan is with the 
legal affairs division of Aetna Life & 
Casualty. • Victories is what we all 
hope for, but in the case of George 
Higgins, Victories is his latest — and 
acclaimed successnovel. Those who 
missed his appearance at the recent 
Boston Globe Bookfair can catch him 
at BU where he teaches others how to 
write. • Tom Welch, President of 
Systems Maintenance Service, Berlin 
and wife Charlene, list three BC grads 
in the family: Monica '84, Diana '88 
and Stephanie '88. • Arthur Ryan is 
Director of Strategic Planning of the 
Army Air Force Exchange Service in 

Dallas, TX. Arthur is also Chairman 
of Dallas/Ft. Worth area BC Alumni 
Admission program and VP of the 
Dallas chapter of the American Soci- 
ety of Military Comptrollers. • Mary 
Turbini of Newton has been elected 
treasurer of the area's Greater Boston 
Real Estate Board. • JackMcDowell 
wrote to say that he and wife Patty 
could not make it to the Reunion 
Weekend because of their son John's 
Fordham graduation. • While this 
author elected to spend the holidays 
in the Bavarian Alps, Bob Harmon 
more wisely opted for the sunny cli- 
mate of Florida. Bob teaches in 
Sandwich, and is the summer pro- 
prietor of The Ice Cream Sandwich 
on Rte. 6A. • In the space of 60 days, 
Dick Glasheen twice became a 
grandfather. Congratulations and 
congratulations! • Jack Joyce of 
Wellesley, VP of Alex Brown & Sons, 
Boston, and his wife Nancy have their 
first daughter, Nancy, studying Rus- 
sian at Georgetown and a second 
daughter, Kathleen, entering BC this 
September. • Ginny O'Neil's trip to 
Ireland was so good she is betting on 
winning the trip to Ireland at the 
Second Helping's Fundraising bash. 
Good Luck and send us a card from 
Cork. • Peg Ryan Collins learned the 
fine art of snorkeling last year in the 
Bahamas and other sun-drenched 
shores in the Caribbean. This must 
prove quite a change after all these 
years of working to keep your head 
above water. • Gerald Aneskewich 
is Senior Consultant with the R.P. 
Consulting Group in Raleigh, NC. • 
John McGuire is Financial Director 
at Costello, Lomesney, et. al. in 
Manchester, NH. He and his wife, 
Jean, have two daughters. • Marie 
Monast Montaldo, RN, is Staff De- 
velopment Coordinator for the Me- 
ridian Nursing Home, Baltimore, 
MD. • Reporting as Director of In- 
formational Services for the US De- 
partment of Defense out of Meade, 
MD is Francis Curley. • John Gavin 
is Principal Engineer for Polaroid. • 
Tom Reardon, in NYC, is Director 
of Finance for the Private Industries 
Council of New York Inc. • Jim 
Conway is a urologist and lives with 
his wife, Ruth, in Manchester, NH. • 
Francis McCauley is a teacher with 
the Cambridge school system. • Tim 
Hurley is an assistant principal with 
Melrose school system where he lives 
with his wife Anne Marie. • Class 
condolences are extended to the fam- 
ily of James R. Phalon who died 
unexpectedly December 16 in Provi- 
dence, RI. He was married to Asako 
Ishimoto. He had worked for 
Raytheon for 20 years. After living in 
Tokyo, he returned to private law 
practice in the New Bedford area. • 

Kudos to George Downey and his 
wife Gail, honorary chairpersons for 
the Second Helping Gala, which raised 
more than $50,000 for Boston's 
hungry. • In attendence at the affair 
were Dick Glasheen, Maureen Nagle 
Banks, Tom Martin, John Burke, 
Kevin Donohue, Barbara Power 
Madden, Bob Harmon, Paul Brennan, 
Tom Corcoran, Maureen Buchanan, 
Dave Melville and John Rosetti. • 
Our own adult successes are often the 
reflection of our childrens' achieve- 
ments and this is certainly true for me 
as father of three. Our first son, Chip, 
spent the summer after graduating 
from the Roxbury Latin School in a 
Southern France Bronze Age 
archaelogic project and is a sopho- 
more at Harvard. Mary is a world 
class debater with awards from Euro- 
pean competitions and after gradua- 
tion this June from the Winsor School 
will defer Villanova to accept a year's 
full grant to the Sorbonne. Our 
younger son Joseph is at BC High and 
with a little Jesuit encouragement will 
shordy prove his own talent. My wife 
Mary and I look forward to seeing old 
friends at this Reunion. • Please drop 
me a line with news for this column. 
Thanks to everyone who has taken 
the time to do so. 

Richard N. Hart, Jr. 
5 Amber Rd. 
Hingham, MA 02043 

Our condolences to the families of 
Robert E. Dowd of Saugus and John 
Carew of West Roxbury who passed 
away last year. • Congratulations to 
Robert A. Pemberton of Osterville 
who was recently named Citizen of 
the Year by the Hyannis Area Cham- 
ber of Commerce. Bob is the Founder, 
chairman and chief executive of 
Software 2000, Inc., which had $30 
million dollars of sales last year. • 
Congratulations to Dr. Robert B. 
Comizzoli who was recently hon- 
ored by The Electrochemical Society, 
Inc. for advances in his field. • Con- 
gratulations to Eileen McCook who 
was recendy named Director of Pa- 
tient Services for the Visiting Nurse 
Assoc, of Southern MA. • Best of luck 
to Paul Norton, CPA, who is run- 
ning for President Elect of the BC 
Alumni Assoc. Paul is Executive Di- 
rector of the Boston law firm of Foley, 
Hoag and Eliot. Paul has been a tireless 
worker for our class; lets talk up his 
candidacy! • Dan Coffey is VP of 
Human Resources atMaybelline, Inc. 
Dan resides with his wife Janet and 


four children in Milton, spending 
summers in Pocasett. • Jean Egan 
Cull resides in Wesdake Village, CA 
with her husband Thomas and three 
children, all of whom attend college. 
• Dr. Joseph M. McKniff is VP and 
Resident Manager of Accidental Bur 
Indonesia. He resides with his wife 
Virginia injakarta, Indonesia, spend- 
ing summers in Truro. • Kenneth 
Hoffman is President of KCH in 
Cincinnati, where he resides with his 
wife Mary and two children. • Keep 
the news coming. Remember, our 
30th is May 16,1992. 

Mary Ann Brennan Keyes 
94 Abbott Rd. 
Wellesley 02181 


William P. Koughan 
9977 Parkland Dr. 
Wexford, PA 15090 

• James F. Bonnell, Jr., is superin- 
tendent of the International School at 
Lusaka Zambia. • U.S. Attorney 
Wayne A. Budd gave the main ad- 
dress at Springfield Technical Com- 
munity College's commencement 
exercises. • Patricia Kolano Brien is 
an associate professor at Berkshire 
Community College. • John A. 
Camacho died last May 23. Contri- 
butions to a scholarship fund in his 
name can be made to the Edgartown 
National Bank on Martha's Vineyard . 

• Vin Clayton works with Gold Bond 
Building Products in Charlotte, NC. 

• Frank J. Connolly is executive VP 
at N. Conway Bank in New Hamp- 
shire. • Jack Connors was elected 
chairman of the BC Board of Trust- 
ees. • Bill Costley is president of the 
Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. • 
John M. Cullinane has joined the 
property management division of 
Peter Elliot and Co., Inc., as a senior 
property manager. A Needham resi- 
dent, he will manage the Dedham 
Executive Center and the Stone Hill 
Corporate Center in Saugus. • Arty. 
James M. Falla practices in W. 
Harwich. • Patricia A. Fino is a 
teacher in Framingham. • Anne F. 
Fleischmann lives in Westfield, NJ. 
• Sam Gerson, chairman of Filene's 
Basement, announced plans to ex- 
pand into Chicago, the firm's first 
thrust out of the northeast. • Robert 


Grazado is a guidance counselor at 
Norwood High School. • Hugh 
Guilderson received an M.A. from 
San Diego State. He plans to relocate 
to Boston. • Paul R. Hebert is di- 
rector of training of the New York 
State Department of Correctional 
Services. • Paul M. Humora ran for 
re-election to the Board of Selectmen 
in Williamstown. • Joe Hutchinson 
has joined the Buckley & Tovsky Sales 
Corp. of Burlington as general man- 
ager of operations and corporate de- 
velopment. • Dr. Thomas Jaski 
practices internal medicine in 
Rutherfordton, NC. • Roger Kenney 
is a senior account rep. for Allied 
AmericanAgencyin Wakefield. • Bob 
Larkin is president of Southern 
Capital Corp. in Atlanta, GA. • Janet 
Quagenti Leuci teaches languages at 
Revere High School and serves on the 
planning board of Saugus. • Tom 
Luddy is a professor in the English 
department of Salem State College. • 
Bill Maher is manager of production 
planning for G.E. in Lynn. • Arty. 
Leonard McCarthy is president of 
Image, Inc., in Watertown. • John 
McMahon is chief scientist in the 
Optical Sciences division of the Naval 
Research Lab in Washington, DC. • 
Dr. John Michaels is medical direc- 
tor of the Peachbelt Mental Health 
Center in Warner Robins, GA. • Col. 
Francis E. Mills has retired from the 
Army. He is now working in engi- 
neering services in Virginia. • Ray 
Mitchell is the director of public re- 
lations at New England Memorial 
Hospital in Stoneham. • Donald 
Moynihan MD, physician and 
classmate, died of Leukemia. Dona- 
tions in his name can be made to the 
Bone Marrow Screening Program, 
Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero 
Beach, FL. • Michael F. Murphy has 
retired from the U.S. Secret Service. 

• Joseph Norton is the municipal 
service officer at Rockland Trust Co. 

• Kathleen Reardon O'Leary resides 
in Bedford, NH, with husband Joe 
and three children. • Tom F. Paone, 
who resides in Longmeadow, is with 
Digital Equipment Corporation in 
Springfield. • Sr. Elizabeth Readon, 
SP, is a nurse and resides at the Provi- 
dence Mother House in Holyoke. • 
William T. Redgate is a VP for the 
Donnelley Directory in Purchase, NY. 

• David F. Rose is a managing di- 
rector for a real estate firm in Tulsa, 
OK • Richard F.. Sanocki is the di- 
rector of corporate accounts for 
Honeywell Bull in Newton. • Mary 
Twomey Sheffield lives in Milton 
with her husband Bob. • Arty. Ken- 
neth J. Simmons practices law and is 
a partner with August and Simmons 
in Cambridge. • David W. Somers is 
president of Somers & Somers, Inc., 

in S. Norwalk, CT. • Mary Leahy 
Toma lives in E. Weymouth with her 
husband George. • Girard W. 
Wallace is a CPA in Gladstone, NY. 
• Atty. W. Robert Welsh of 
Swampscott was admitted to practice 
law before the US Supreme Court.* 
Peter White, an associate professor 
in classical languages and literatures, 
won a Quantrell Award. • Mary 
O'Brien Provencher is a board 
member of the BC GSSW and a 
consultant in Norwood. 


Carolyn M. McGrath 
30 Inwood Rd. 
Darien, CT 06820 


Ellen E. Kane 
15 Glen Rd. 
Wellesley Hills 02181 

Ed Cinella has been appointed se- 
nior mortgage originator for Eastern 
Bank. • Robert O'Mara was in- 
ducted into the Hall of Honor of the 
Delbarton Alumni Assoc. • Mark 
Mulvoy has been named publisher of 
Sports Illustrated. He was promoted 
from managing editor. He has been 
with the magazine since 1965. • Bill 
Billingham has been reappointed to 
the Southeastern Mass. Panel of 
Bankruptcy Trustees. • RossParadis 
is the chairman of the Frenchville 
Democratic Party in Maine. • Ursula 
(Maglio) Lyons is Special Educator. 
She lives in Sudbury with her hus- 
band Francis and their two children 
Kevin and Tim. • Bob Consalvo 
accepted an appointment by Mayor 
Flynn to serve on the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Boston Economic Devel- 
opment Agency • Dick DiMase, Asst. 
VP of Easdand Bank, will manage the 
North Kingston RI branch. • John 
Cremens Jr. has been appointed 
Chief Probation Officer of the Suf- 
folk Superior Court. • Jim Fleming 
is an attorney for the MA Water Re- 
source Authority in Charlestown. • 
In light of the Middle East Crisis, it is 
interesting to note that Jim was 
awarded two Bronze Stars for valor in 
Vietnam. • Bob Jagalinger is reporter 
for the Providence Journal. • John 
Collins is an Assoc. Professor at the 
Univ. of Prince Edward Island. # Judy 
Kerngan Gunderson is a teacher in 
Miami. • Phil Abruzzi and his wife 
Donna live inMedford. • Tom Joyce 
is Economic Development Coordi- 

nator in Vernon CT. • Bob Skelly was 
named a VP of Raytheon. • John 
Doyle is Chief Financial Officer for 
Pub Ventures of New England Inc. • 
Bill Olsen has been named Director 
of Franchise Operations at Speedy 
Car-X, Inc. in Chicago. Bill is cur- 
rently living in Boston but will be 
relocating to Chicago. 


Ann Marie DeNisco L'Abbate 
1 843 1 st Ave., #4 South 
New York, NY 10128 
(212) 348-2955 


Patricia McNulty Harte 
6 Everett Ave. 
Winchester 01 890 

Carole Lium Edelman is Director 
of Nursing at the Osborn Retirement 
Community, Rye, N.Y. and Assistant 
Prof., NY Medical College. Carole 
has been selected for inclusion in the 
1 99 1 edition of Who's Who in Nurs- 
ing. Her textbook, Health Promotion 
Throughout The Lifespan , a collegiate 
nursing textbook was recendy awarded 
Best Book of the Year by the Ameri- 
can Journal of Nursing. Carole lives 
in Harrison, NY with her husband 
and three daughters. • Bob Cole 
writes from Halifax, with news of Jim 
Huse. Jim is the Special Agent in 
charge of the Detroit office of the 
Secret Service. He is in control of the 
operations of the Secret Service in the 
Upper Midwest region. Next time 
Bob, please also give us some info 
about yourself. • Joan Gherson 
Glendinning is living in Everett. Joan 
writes that she has lived out of state 
for the past 25 years. She has four 
children, the oldest making her a 
grandmother twice. She would love 
to hear from old friends including the 
Thibodeaus, Rossiers, Vary, 
Gasparattos and Arthur Fournier. • 
Ralph Toran has been named chair- 
man of the Mount Ida College Board 
of Trustees. Ralph is currently the 
assistant superintendent of schools in 
Norwood and an adjunct professor at 
BC. •Richard White hasbeen named 
Wolf & Co.'s new director of 
healthcare services. He and his wife 
Joan live in Norwell. • Dan Casey is 
the executive director of the Boys and 
Girls Club in Alhambre, CA • Dr. 
Joseph Dumas of Natick has been 
appointed vice president and director 

of American Institutes for Research's 
Bedford Research and Technology 
Center. Joe has a Ph.D. in cognitive 
psychology. • Ed Downes was mar- 
ried this past May in Smith Parish, 
Bermuda to Kimberly Ridder. The 
chairman of the Catholic Charities 
Boston Regional Advisory Board of 
Directors. • Capt. John F. Brunelli 
is the new commander of the N.E. 
Command, Naval Reserve Command 
Region One. • Kevin Flatley is Vice- 
President, Bank of Boston. He and his 
wife Cheryl live in Reading with their 
son, Kevin, and daughters, Pamela, 
Megan, Kate and Elizabeth. 


Gretchen Sterling 
14 Morse Rd. 
Woyland 01778 


Kathleen Brennan McMenimen 
Waltham 02154 
(617) 894-1247 

Congratulations, classmates! As hosts 
and hostesses of the traditional Laetare 
Sunday liturgy, the Class, as the Silver 
Jubilarians, created a memorable event 
for the observance of the mid-point of 
the Lenten season. • Dane Baird was 
a superb chairperson of the liturgy at 
St. Ignatius Church, as well as the 
toastmaster of the brunch atMcElroy 
Dining Hall. • George S. Albert, SJ, 
classmate and homilist at the liturgy, 
provided the overflowing crowd of 
1,000 with an emotional flashback to 
our BC days, interwoven with scrip- 
ture parallels of our day to day exist- 
ence in the modern, American milieu! 
His descriptions were vivid, accurate 
and wonderfully relevant. The mid- 
March weather was typically New 
England, sunny, windy, and cold. • 
Paul Hogan, Ray Thompson, 
Eileen Ahern Connors, Judy Burns 
Dwyer, Dan Driscoll, John Dean 
and Janice Ryan Barrett greeted 
worshippers as they entered St. 
Ignatius Church as Dan Healey vid- 
eotaped the entire day with assistance 
from his wife, Ann Marie, and his six 
children, two of whom are BC Eagles! 
Rich Hutchinson and Peter Veneto 
were lectors and Dick Danielsry 
Halligan Shann, Ann Marie and Dan 
Healey were the Eucharistic Minis- 
ters atthe liturgy. Alumni/ae, relatives, 
and friends then proceeded to 
McElroy to enjoy friendship, brunch, 
and a rousing, upbeat, visionary pre- 

sentation from BC's newly-appointed 
Athletic Director, Chet Gladchuck 
'73. • Among the many Class of '66 
attendees that I could see from my 
vantage point at the head table were 
John Buckley and his wi fe ; Bill Lynch 
and his wife and father-in-law; 
Maureen Glynn Lyons and hus- 
band, Kevin; Denise Perron, Ann- 
Marie O'Brien, Tom Walsh and 
wife, Kathy, Dane Baird's three 
children, the oldest of whom is a BC 
freshman, Dan Healey's six chil- 
dren, and the many classmates who 
participated in the liturgy. To all who 
come to the reunion, we hope to have 
a videotape of the day for you to 
enjoy! • May I also take just a minute 
of your time to also mention that we 
have a class gift committee, co-chaired 
by Bill Lynch and Gil Sullivan, that 
has collectively decided on a goal of 
$1 million to be given to BC through 
the generosity of individual classmates. 
I and other classmates have made 
numerous phone calls through the 
Telethon to classmates over the last 
several months and continue to do so. 
May I make a special request of each 
of you to consider sending even $2 5 
or $50 to BC to help the University to 
continue "Ever to Excel"? 


Catherine Beyer Hurst 
1 46 Willow St. 
Acton 01720 
(508) 263-9598 

Mary Ann Pasquale is realtor in 
Andover. She and Joe are the parents 
of Joseph, a junior at Rollins College, 
and Mary Elizabeth, a sophmore at 
Harvard. • Dee O'Brien Bailey and 
John are the parents of two teen- 
agers: John II, a 1990 graduate of 
Williston Northampton, and Brian, a 
junior at Choate Rosemary Hall. • 
Jean Murray Peterson and Scott live 
in Middlebury, CT with James Scott, 
who's at Dickinson College, and 
Hilary, a student at the Westminster 
School in Simsbury. • Doris Heller 
Wise is a senior EDP auditor at 
American General Life Insurance in 
Nashville, TN. • KarenLallyManzo 
and Patrick live in Danbury, CT with 
Patrick, Richard, Laura, and Stephen. 
Karen received her teacher certifica- 
tion from Western Connecticut State 
in 1989.* Caroline McCabe opened 
an art gallery in April 1990withalocal 
Indian in Santiago Atitlan, Solola, 
Guatemala. She writes: "We're not a 
big tourist town, but Santiago inspires 
a lot of art. I really love where I live, 
the natural beauty, the people and the 
customs. I am most fortunate." • Your 

class secretary was surprised on a re- 
cent United flight from Chicago to 
Boston to be listening to the United 
Report, an in-flight audio magazine, 
and to hear an interview with Terry 
Myers, the president of Quarterdeck 
Systems in Santa Monica. Terry's 
company created DeskView software, 
which enables the IBM PC user to 
move between spreadsheets, word 
processors, etc. • Margaret 
Badenhausen Kelly was last re- 
ported living in Oberlin, OH. • 
Bonnie Bottle McMahon is Direc- 
tor of Major Gifts at the University of 
Hawaii Foundation in Honolulu. • 
Ann Kennedy Burke is a teacher at 
the Tower School in Marblehead. • 
Jane Cass O'Leary is assistant 
headmaster at East Boston High 
School. • Carolyn Cassin Driscoll is 
a family therapist at Family Service of 
Wilmette, IL. • Peggy O'Connor 
Delozier is a real estate agent in 
Grosse Pointe, MI. • Denise 
Dummer is a public relations assis- 
tant at the Inst. Cert, of Travel Agents 
in Wellesley. • Pat Ryan Grace is an 
executive recruiter atMaier Schildgen 
in New York City. • Kathy Byron 
Kahr is a psychiatric social worker in 
Providence, RI. • Maria Porter 
Maiberger is a teacher at Christ 
Episcopal School in Rockville, MD. • 
Sister Mary Elizabeth McLean is a 
pastoral assistant at St. Peter's Church 
in Winnepegnitoba. • Also living in 
Canada is Sally Albergotti Noble, 
who makes her home in Ottawa, 
Ontario. • Terry Ancona Orueta is 
elemehtary principal of the American 
School of Bilbao. • Nancy Poor was 
last reported living in Ho-Ho-Kus, 
NJ. • Also in New Jersey is Joan 
Wegman Profeta who lives in Short 
Hills, and is owner of JWP Designs, 
Inc. • Sister Martha Roughan was 
last reported on the staff of Duchesne 
Academy in Houston, TX. She's 
joined in Texas by Beth Scully, who's 
living in San Antonio. • Janet Stone 
is living in Topsfield; she makes her 
living as a clinical psychologist. 

Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 

84 Rockland Place 

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02164 

Mike Nocera has been named VP 
and head of the Partnership Invest- 
ments DepartmentatNew YorkLife. 
Mike started his career with the Secu- 
rities and Exchange Commission in 
1973 after earning his MBAinFinance 
from American University. • M. 
Honor Keegan, RN, is a medical 
specialist at Carney Hospital. • 

Hubert Walsh is a zone manager for 
Eastman Kodak. Hubie and Helena 
live in Irving, TX. • Ernie Jette has 
been elected president of the Nashua 
Bar Association for 1991. Ernie is a 
lawyer with the New Hampshire firm 
of Hamblet & Kerrigan. • Leo 
Callahan is a physician on the staff of 
Winthrop Hospital, specializing in 
ENT. Leo received his medical degree 
from Georgetown. • Carmine Botto 
passed away in Dallas, TX, in Octo- 
ber following a long illness. He is 
survived by his son Christopher. An- 
other son, Anthony, preceded him in 
death. The Class offers its condo- 
lences to his remaining family. • Joe 
McEttrick is a Professor at Suffolk 
Law School specializingin Consumer 
Law. • W. Paul White represents 
Milton in the State Senate, while Sal 
DiMasi and John Bussinger continue 
to serve in the Massachusetts House 
of Representatives. • Marty Paul is 
living in Brockton and Peter Dervan 
is Bern Professor of Chemistry at Cal 
Tech. • By the time you read this, our 
class will be commencing its 25th 
year! So let's put on the thinking caps 
and be creative as we plan for our 
Reunion Year. There is plenty to do 
and we need all the help we can get. 
Many who attended the 20th wanted 
to help plan for the 25th, so here's 
your chance. We will be having 
meetings to plan our festivities but for 
some of our classmates who don't live 
nearby I urge you to send in your 
suggestions for events or call me at 
home evenings. We will use this col- 
umn as well as class mailings to com- 
municate to all. Start preparing now 
for your year of fun and good times. 
Make the extra effort to return to 
Alma Mater. As a wise old sage once 
said, "You pass this way but once, but 
if you do it right, once is enough." 
Let's enjoy our company again. 

Faith Brouillard-Hughes 
37 Oxford Circle 
Belmont, MA 02 178 

Sadly I report that Anne Maguire 
Jackson, of Mansfield, who waged a 
vigorous struggle with a fast moving 
cancer for the past few years, died last 
fall. In a wonderful tribute to her, as a 
teacher and a very special woman, 
Mansfield High School cancelled 
classes the day of her funeral. Anne 
held an M.A. from UMass and had 
taught Spanish at Medfield High be- 
fore coming to Mansfield. Our tears 
and our prayers are for her husband 
Laurence and children Amy and 


Michael. • Ann Burke Neubert died 
of cardiac arrest at her home in Salem, 
Sept. 25. Since graduation Ann was 
involved at various levels with 
Montessori: as a teacher, as director 
of the Montessori Teacher Educa- 
tion Institute of New England at BC, 
and as National Coordinator of Con- 
sultation and Resources Services of 
the American Montessori Society. She 
was also associated with the 
Montessori Teacher Training Pro- 
grams at Cornell and Xavier and was 
a doctoral candidate at the University 
of Michigan. Ann had founded and 
directed companies providing educa- 
tional consultant and publishing ser- 
vices. • The professional lives of both 
our classmates touched many young 
people at important times in their 
lives. We can be proud to have stood 
beside them. • Finally, look out for 
correspondence regarding our 25 th 
and write in with ideas. 


Judith Anderson Day 
415 Burr St. 
Fairfield, CT 06430 
(203) 255-2448 

Cynthia Davis is Assistant Director 
of Instructional Television in the 
College of Engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. She holds an 
M.A. from Georgetown, an M.Ed, 
from BU, and is a doctoral student in 
education at U. Maryland. Cynthia's 
husband Robert Sbaschnig is a physi- 
cian in the US Navy. Her daughter 
Renee is a sophomore at Gettysburgh 
College, and son Matthew is a high 
school senior. • Mark Schwartz and 
his wife Fran have recently returned 
from an extended trip to Hong Kong, 
China, and Japan. They have moved 
from Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach, 
having purchased the Flying Eagle 
Ranch. Mark will be breeding Paso 
Fino horses. In his spare time, he is a 
DC-9 captain for Midway Airlines, 
based in Chicago. • Maureen 
Tierney Crowley has received the 
Emily Welles Foster Award, a Con- 
necticut state award for outstanding 
accomplishments by a blind person. 
Maureen lost her sight to diabetes in 
1970 and is the only practicing totally 
blind registered nurse in the country. 
She practices nursing at the 
Harborview Geriatric Health Center 
in Bridgeport, lectures in surround- 
ing school districts, and is active in 
community affairs. • Joseph 
Donovan is superintendant of schools 
for Center Moriches, on Long Island, 
NY. • Greg Ciardi is superintendent 
of schools for the Maynard school 


district. He holds his doctorate in 
education from BC. • US Rep. Ed 
Markey received the Philip Hart 
Public Service award, the nation's 
most prestigious consumer award, 
from the Consumer Federation of 
America, the nation's largest consumer 
advocacy group. • Michael MacNeil 
is the Director of Development and 
Alumni Affairs at Austin Prep in 
Reading. 'Joan Burke is an assistant 
professor of nursing at the University 
ofLowell. • Naval ReserveCapt. Gary 
Lopez of Wakefield is Naval Liaison 
Officer to the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency in Boston. He 
and his wife Christina live in Wakefield 
with their four children. • Genevieve 
Yung, daughter of Franklin Yung of 
Brazil, has completed her freshman 
year at BC. Her older brother Chris- 
tian is a student at MIT. • The echoes 
ring again for the Day family. My 
third son Matthew will be a freshman 
at the Heights in September. He joins 
his older brother Christopher who 
will be a junior. • The class treasury is 
hurting as we start planning for the 
"Big Event" in 1 993 . Please send class 
dues of $10.00 out to BC Class of 
1968, to our treasurer: Jim Galiano, 
95 Carlton Lane, North Andover 


Kathleen Hastings Miller 
8 Brookline Rd. 
Scarsdale, NY 10583 

It is with deep sadness that we note 
the passing of classmate Joanne 
Dempsey in December. Joanne held 
a doctorate from Harvard University 
and was a professor of English at the 
University of San Diego at the time of 
her death. • Our heartfelt sympathy 
goes out to her family. • Currently 
teaching and studying at the Univ. of 
Connecticut, June King Davison 
reports that she was one of two people 
chosen to become the first Aetna 
Fellows in the field of English Liter- 
ary Criticism. Congratulations June! 
• Anne Mulligan Hartmere hosted 
a small Christmas get-together where 
Jeanne Daley, Jane Sullivan Burke, 
Ellen Meehan Murray, and I all 
caught up on the last 20+ years. Ellen 
has a daughter at Holy Cross and one 
son who is a senior in high school. • 
Whom have you seen lately? I'll be 
waiting to hear. 


James R. Littleton 
39 Dale St. 
Chestnut Hill 02 167 

Congratulations to Jim Esposito on 

his marriage to Carol Ann Bolger in 
Groton, CT last October. Dan 
Meehan, John's old roommate, served 
as usher. John is a certified planner 
with IDS Financial Services in Boston. 
He and Carol reside in Chelsea. • 
Dorothy Brady is a director and 
publicity chairperson forthe Cheshire, 
CT Community Theatre. • Bill 
Drohan was recendy promoted to 
Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves. Bill 
resides in Columbia, MD with his 
wife Bernadette. • George O'Toole 
was nominated an Associate Justice of 
the Mass. Superior Court. George 
had previously been a Boston Mu- 
nicipal Court Judge since 1982. 'John 
Joseph has been appointed associate 
professor at Thomas College in 
Waterville, ME. Joe was previously 
director of the Maine office of Energy 
Resources and heads the Economic 
Consulting Service in his home town 
of Hallowell, ME. • Norman Proulx 
has been named president and chief 
executive of the Lear Siegler Seymour 
Corp., a leading seller of ironing 
boards, in Seymour IN. Norman had 
previously been president and CEO 
of Wilkinson Sword, Inc. • Daniel 
Fitzgerald was recently named se- 
nior vice president of Mass Mutual's 
insurance and financial management's 
new business division and was elected 
an executive officer of the company. 
Dan lives in Wilbraham. • Ed 
Murphy was recently named to the 
Glover Memorial Hospital Board of 
Trustees. Ed is executive director of 
the Massachusettts Health and Edu- 
cation Facilities Authority. Ed and 
wife Margaret live in Needham. • 
Charles Hapcook was awarded Fel- 
lowship in the American College of 
Dentists in Boston. Charlie is presi- 
dent of the Mass. Dental Society and 
resides in Springfield. • David Gangi 
is the executive director of Core Group 
Management a sales training mar- 
keting firm. Dave is the owner of the 
Tops field Village shopping center and 
is a resident of Topsfield. • Joseph 
Ram was recently named Senior Vice 
President at United Republic 
Reinsurance Co. in Houston, TX and 
will be responsible for overseeing the 
company's marketing and underwrit- 
ing operations. • Robert Dolan, a 
Harvard Business School professor 
has been named the school's Edward 
W. Carter Professor of Business Ad- 

ministration . Bob recendy completely 
a book entitled Managing The New 
Product Development Process. Bob joined 
the Harvard Business School faculty 
in 1980 as an associate professor and 
was promoted to full professor in 1985. 
He is an expert in product manage- 
ment, market research and pricing 
strategies. Bob resides in Lexington 
with his wife Kathleen and dieir two 
children. • Philip Geary is Dean of 
Southern New England School of 
Law. • Victor Ugolyn has been pro- 
moted to Vice-Chairman of Value 
Line Securities in New York City. 
Victor resides in Ridgefield, CT. • 
William Burke was named superin- 
tendent of Public Works in Marshfield 
upon his separation from the US Army 
as a Lt. Colonel, where Bill was Di- 
rector of Emergency and Housing at 
Ft. Devens. • Robert Wise was named 
President and CEO of Hunterdon 
Health Service Corp. based in 
Farmington, NJ. Bob, wife Vicki and 
four daughters reside in Cherry Hill, 
NJ. • William End has been named 
executive vice president, marketing 
and corporate planningat Lands End, 
Inc. Bill had previously held a similar 
position for 1 5 years with L.L. Bean. 
• John Monahan has been named a 
partner in the Baltimore- Washing- 
ton law firm of Frank, Bernstein, 
Conaway & Goldman. • Robert 
Paglia has been named managing 
partner of the Springfield office of 
Coopers & Lybrand. 


Patricia Kenny Seremet 
39 Newport Ave. 
W. Hartford, CT 06107 

Hallelujah! Here's some hot-off-the- 
press Newton news, just cleared by 
Iraqi censors. • Lynn Peterson, who 
runs her own design company "Motif 
Designs" in New Rochelle, NY, which 
is the licensee for Ralph Lauren and 
Pierre Deux, wrote me a wonderfully 
amusing letter. She is in business with 
her husband Karl Friberg, graduate 
of Harvard Business, and both were 
featured on the cover of foe magazine 
in March '90. Her projects are regu- 
larly featured in national magazines, 
including Feb. '91 Good Housekeeping 
and Country Living. Lynn writes: "We 
have 4 children, aged 2, 6, 10,, 14, two 
boys, two girls, all bom the third week 
of May, every four years. My parents 
live in a house on our property. We 
bike to work, rock climb on week- 
ends, travel, take courses, and all the 
usual overachiever stuff. Being 40- 
something is fun except for the 

downward pull of gravity on my face 
and behind." • Pat Farrell is a suc- 
cessful artist and designer in NYC, 
married to Tom Javitts, another HBS 
grad, with one child, Mark, 10. Her 
designs are licensed into giftwrap, 
greeting cards, dishes, wallpaper and 
fabric. Her line is called "Vintage 
Rosie" after her late mother. Pat also 
designed a line of wallpaper and fabric 
for Lynn's company. • Anne Lessing 
is married with five or six kids (we all 
stop counting after four), lives in 
Greenwich and has a very successful 
real estate career and a second home 
in Vermont. • Peggy Hanratty is 
director of corporate development at 
Cabot Corp. in Waltham. She has a 
master's from UVA as well as HBS 
and her husband is a professor at 
Harvard Law School. ("She had a bad 
accident clowning around with her 
husband a year ago," writes Lynn, 
"shattered her leg and spent six weeks 
in the hospital"). According to our 
sources, Peggy's fine, and weighs a 
miniscule 104 pounds! • Kit Sullivan 
is married to Gerd Klauss, a market- 
ing executive with Mercedes in NJ. 
They have two children. 


Dennis Razz Berry, Esq. 
1 5 George St. 
Woyland 01778 


Newton College Class of 1 970 
825 Centre Street 
Newton, MA 02158 

Pleasenote! After havingbeen class corre- 
spondent for many years, I would like to 
turn over my pen. Please contact me, 
Christine Hynes Coughlin, orthe Alumni 
Assoc, if you are intei'ested. Thank you. • 
Greetings! Enclosed are our news 
updates: • Sandra Theunick, RSCJ 
became headmistress at Stuart Coun- 
try Day School of the Sacred Heart in 
Princeton, NJ. • Nancy Axthelm and 
husband David recently adopted 
Annie Macrae, born September 25. 
Besides having this exciting addition 
to her life, Nancy was recently pro- 
moted to Senior VP of Grey Adver- 
tising Inc., NYC. Congratulations! • 
Mary MacAllister Fader, husband 
Sam and daughter Vicki recently 
moved to 10 Thompson Drive, 
Sudbury MA01776. Mary would love 
to hear from classmates! Karen 
DiSalvo Bachman husband Jim and 
children Carolyn 10, and Andrew 7 

recendy relocated to W. Hartford, 
CT from the Boston area. Karen is an 
MS W who is directing a program for 
teen parents, sponsored by the Junior 
League of the Board of Education. • 
Ann Feeney gave birth to her third 
son Kevin, born August 3 1 . • Several 
alumnae attended the 20th reunion: 
Ginny Sughure Crowley, Jeanne 
Stansfield Provencher, Carol DiNisi 
Muratori, Barbara Wilkes Silversack, 
Penny Poor Dolara, Justine Meehan 
Carr, Kathy Reilly Corkran, Cathy 
Cronin Latourelle, Kathy O'Mara 
Fanning, Barbara Coveney Harkins, 
Andrea Moore Johnson, Patti Bruni 
Keefe, Kate Whitty Logan, Katie 
O'Shea McGillicuddy, Norma Farley 
Brodie, Jane McNamara Bieberrci 
Mahoney, Nancy Durkin Oragem, 
Liz Scannell Abbott, Ruthanne Walter 
Kery Kendall, Meryl Ronnenberg 
Baxter and me! 


Thomas J. Capano, Esq. 
2500 West 17th St. 
Wilmington, DE 19806 

The Rugby Club at BC was started 
while we were in college. Brian King 
has organized a reunion of the mem- 
bers of that charter team. In his typi- 
cally perverse fashion, Brian did more 
than organize a reunion, he scheduled 
a game! At this writing, 16 of your 
over-40 classmates, along with mem- 
bers of the class of 1970, have agreed 
to play the current BC Rugby team 
April 13. In addition to Brian, Dave 
Amborski, Mo Aubuchon, King 
Barbalunga, Tony Canali, Tom 
Capano, Tom Colacchio, Ken 
Daggett, Greg Daoust, Joe Hamilton, 
Hank Hansen, Jim Mattera, Artie 
Mead, George Newman, Jerry 
Rotella, Fran Silvestri and Craig Zicari 
are expected. Brian reports that most 
guys are in good shape. He has 
dropped from 190 to 177 lbs. and was 
running six minute miles in February; 
Dave Amborski has maintained his 
college playing weight; Tom 
Colacchio works out regularly and 
continues to play rugby; Joe 
Hamilton runs five days a week; Jim 
Mattera is still playing first division 
rugby; and Graig Zicari runs mara- 
thons. It promises to be an interesting 
event. • Rick Bottaro writes that he 
is living in his hometown ofManches- 
ter, CT where he has his own CPA 
firm. Rick and his wife Kathy have 
three sons- Mike, 15, Dave, 12, 
Christopher, 8. He's still involved in 
baseball and in November attended 
the Yankee Fantasy Camp. • Rob 

Amen reportsthatheis living in New 
Canaan with his wife, Claudia, and 
five children. He is a VP of Interna- 
tional Paper in Purchase, NY. After 
BC, he earned his MBA from Co- 
lumbia and has worked in Paris and 
Dallas. • James Rocco Centorino is 
teaching physics at El Camino Real 
High School and recently released a 
"new age" music album entitled 
"Footsteps In The Sand." He is presi- 
dent of his own music publishing 
company and is scheduled for multi- 
album releases this year through 
Nature Recordings of Washington 
State. His classical compositions have 
been aired on WCRB in Waltham, 
among other stations. He and his wife, 
Susan, are expecting their first child. • 
Ed Saunders, the organizer of our 
20th reunion, was recently appointed 
general counsel of the Credit Union 
League of Mass. • Stephen Murphy 
was married in W. Hartford last June. 
He holds a masters degree from Co- 
lumbia and is employed as a planner 
for the state of Connecticut. • Frank 
and Dory Crean Fitzgerald have two 
children and live in Washington 
Crossing, PA. Frank, a member of the 
BC Basketball Hall of Fame, is man- 
ager of national accounts for Alford 
Packaging of Ridgefield Park, NJ- * 
Jim Saunders is now director of im- 
aging and therapy services at Uni- 
versity Hospital in Boston. He has a 
master's degree from BU and previ- 
ously was operations director at Tufts 
Associated Health Plan. Jim, Carol 
and their two sons live in Holliston. • 
Maureen McGuiggan Leahy is 
teaching in N. Easton where she lives 
with her husband, John and two 
daughters. • Joe and Linda Santoro 
Reidy and their two sons live in 
Somerset. • Lt. Col. James Donnells 
is executive officer of Division Artil- 
lery of the First Armored Division 
and is stationed in Germany. • Kevin 
Morrison has been promoted to 
treasurer of Moore Medical Corp. 
and is also Assistant VP. Kevin earned 
his MBA at Dartmouth. He lives in 
W. Hartford, CT with his wife, 
Donna, and three children. • Joseph 
Karpicz received his medical degree 
last June from UMass andisa resident 
at St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester. 
• Bob Roby was recendy appointed 
chief of the department of emergency 
medicine at Maryland General Hos- 
pital in Baltimore, MD. 


Georgina M. Pardo 
530 Malaga Ave., #4 
Coral Gables, FL33134 



Lawrence G. Edgar 

530 S. Barrington Ave., #110 

Los Angeles, CA 90049 


On a somber note, the class offers 
condolences to the family of ex-BC 
football star Greg Broskie, who 
passed away in the fall after suffering 
a heart attack last summer. Anyone 
who watched BC football during our 
years there had to be impressed with 
Greg's toughness, as he started every 
game for three years at defensive end, 
while weighing about 215 pounds. 
Greg was a salesman with 3M Com- 
pany and lived with his family in 
Northboro. • Also, condolences to 
BC Basketball Coach Jim O'Brien, 
'7 1 , on the death of his wife in March. 
• Coleman Szely's health care con- 
sulting firm, Beech Associates of 
Dumont, NJ, is doing well. • Mike 
Spatola tells me that his wife Parti 
presented him with their fourth 
daughter, Claire, on January 1 9. Mike 
is an attorney with the Boston law 
firm of Rome and George, and is 
opposing Mary Secor Sullivan, an 
attorney with Liberty Mutual Insur- 
ance Co., in one of his cases. • Bill 
Bedard, former BC baseball captain, 
is a Softball coach at American Inter- 
national College in Springfield. He 
says they're a perennial NCAA tour- 
nament contender. • Tim Miller is a 
manufacturing manager with IBM in 
Lansing, MI, where he lives with his 
wife and four children. He holds a 
Ph.D. in math from Notre Dame. 


I MAY 15- 19 

Nancy Brouillard McKenzie 
7526 Sebago Rd. 
Bethesda, MD 20817 

Sr. Elizabeth Gallagher, SND, 

worked on the BC Telethon during 
the fall. • Mary Catherine Deibel 

just sent me a copy of the menu from 
Upstairs at the Pudding. How about a 
doggie bag the next time, Mary 
Catherine? • Meg Barres Alonso 
sent pictures of the Alonso family, 
Meg, Mario, Matt, 9, and Michael, 6, 
and a note about a great vacation on 
Long Beach Island, NJ, last summer. 
• Margaret Molidor Dooley is still 
living in Washington, DC. • Marg- 
aret and Lisa Kirby Greissing en- 
joyed the luncheon sponsored by BC 
last fall. • Fr. Bob Braunreuther, SJ, 
had brunch with us recendy. Bob was 
here with the BC women's basketball 
team for the Big East tournament. • 


Well, your correspondent like her 
classmates, turned 40 last summer 
and I have this to report: Last August, 
we went on a trip to Colorado, New 
Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. In No- 
vember, Joe, Sarah, 9, and I welcomed 
Gabrielle Elizabeth. With a newborn 
I listen to a lot of Larry King on the 
radio at 3 a.m. I am now being fitted 
for bifocals. As a result, I must ask you 
to use larger type or print when you 
send me news. • Take care and please 


Joy Muratore Malone, Esq. 

1 6 Lewis St. 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

Hello, classmates! Our class has been 
without a column for some time now, 
so we have a lot of catching up to do. 
• Richard Leidl, Esq., is now a part- 
ner in the Reid & Priest law office in 
Washington, DC. Richard and wife 
Amelia reside in Bethesda, MD. • 
Robert Gelsi and wife Margaret re- 
side in Peapack, NJ. Bob is assistant 
VP and trust officer with First Fidel- 
ity Bank in Westfield, NJ. • Steven 
Sommers and wife Sally, both law- 
yers, live in Englewood, CO, with 
their children Stephanie and Charles. 
Bob practices law in Denver. • Rob- 
ert Steinkrauss is senior VP of fi- 
nance at Racal-Milgo, a designer and 
supplier of communications systems 
and services. Bob and his wife reside 
in Coral Springs, FL, with their three 
children. • Helena McDonough, a 
certified nurse midwife, is part of a 
practice in Wareham. • Rev. 
Michael Linden, SJ, will appear on a 
poster depicting the various phases of 
the ministry of the Jesuits. Fr. Mike 
has been in Jamaica for 14 years, and 
appears in the poster with a family 
from hisparish. •Keith McDonough 
is clerk-magistrate of the Lawrence 
District Court. • Paul Burke is clerk- 
magistrate of the Northeast Housing 
Court, Merrimack Valley, Mass. • 
John Hameline is sales manager of 
Advantage Cellular in Utica, NY. John 
and wife Carol live in Barneveld, NY, 
with their two children. • Christo- 
pher Martin lives in San Francisco 
and is in real estate development. • 
Philip Bourke works in the banking/ 
finance department at University 
College in Dublin, Ireland. Phil and 
wife Ann have four children, Claire, 
Philip, John and Paul. • Ann Moore 
became a patient care manager at 
Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut 
last year. • Rev. Peter Uglietto is a 
campus minister at Regis College. • 
Sean Rush is a partner in the Man- 


agement Consulting Services prac- 
tice at Coopers and Lybrand, Boston. 
Sean and his wife live in Maiden with 
their children. • I was forwarded a 
thoughtful letter entitled "Children 
of Poverty" from Dr. Peter Gyves, 
MD, from El Salvador. Dr. Pete pro- 
vides health care to some of El 
Salvador's poor, displaced, and aban- 
doned children. Anyone wishing to 
contact him should write to: Dr. Peter 
W. Gyves, MD, c/o Holy Trinity 
Church, 3513 North Street, N.W., 
Washington, DC 20007. • What a 
spectacular Newport Beach, CA wed- 
ding took place for Jim and Ruth 
Fallon! Tim Mahoney flew in from 
Philadelphia and thought it was a class 
reunion with so many Eagles. Ushers 
included Dr. Bob Mandell and Brian 
Corrigan '72, Richard Lynch and 
Dennis Reznick. Dr. John Mara 
was best man. Other alumni in at- 
tendance included Terry Lynch, 
Jannine Mara '74, Randy Mudarni, 
Chris Martin, Larry Edgar, Ed Jansen 
and John Call (all of Class of '72). • 
Rev. Terrance Walsh, SJ, is a full- 
time instructor of philosophy at Holy 
Cross. • Dr. Richard Palermo is now 
Assistant Superintendent of Schools 
in Millbury. Richard and wife 
Jeannette live in Norwood with their 
sons Richard, Jr., 6, and Andrew, 3. • 
Wedding congratulations to John 
Barry and new wife Elizabeth. They 
reside in W. Knoxville, TN. • Best 
wishes to Richard Collins and new 
wife Patricia upon their recent mar- 
riage. The newlyweds reside in 
Dracut. 'Best wishes to Robert Gelsi 
and wife Margaret who were married 
last June 30. • Condolences to the 
family of classmate Dennis Stakem 
who was lost in a boating accident on 
Long Island Sound November 15. 
Memorial donations in honor of 
Dennis may be sent to: Church of St. 
Timothy, 1 16 N. Main St., W. Hart- 
ford, CT 06117. • Richard Hine, an 
assistant state attorney general in 
Connecticut, is a major in the U.S. 
Marine Corps Reserve. • Sr. Barbara 
Brilliant, of the Franciscan Mission- 
ary of Mary, has returned to W. Africa 
after receiving her masters in public 
health from BU last year. Sr. Barbara 
will join a team of Society of Missions 
to work among Liberian refugees on 
the Ivory Coast, and also has been 
appointed dean of the Catholic Col- 
lege of Health Sciences in Liberia. • 
About your correspondent: My hus- 
band Rob and I have lived in upstate 
New York for over a decade. We have 
four children, Will, 13,Tess, 12,Jane, 
6, and Gail, 2. • Please write! 


Christine A. Hordiman 
1 6 Prospect St. 
Hyde Park 02 1 36 
(6 17] 361-4524 


Patricia McNabb Evans 
33 Stratton Ln. 
Foxboro, MA 02035 

Thank you for all the news! • Daniel 
Ramella is the president and COO at 
Penton Publishing, Inc. in Ohio. He 
and Mary Catherine have three chil- 
dren. • Sean E. Hunt is an 
anethesiologist at Beverly Hospital. 
The Hunts live in Wenham. • I re- 
ceived a nice note from Michael 
White who lives in Piano, TX, with 
wife Susan and their three children. 
Their oldest daughter just completed 
her BC application! Mike was recendy 
promoted to senior VP of finance and 
CFO for PepsiCo's Frito-Lay snack 
food division. He would love to hear 
from other BC grads in the Dallas 
area. • Kerry Donovan is the VP and 
director of client services at Albert/ 
Labhart in L. A • Denise Daych is the 
executive director of New Canaan 
CARES, Inc., an organization which 
promotes community awareness of 
drug and alcohol use and abuse. • 
Richard Wunder is manager of Bos- 
ton operations for CSS Partners, a 
business unit of Computer Science 
Corp. • Caryn G. Parnell has been 
appointed learning disabilities tutor 
at Dean Jr. College in Franklin. • 
Christine Begley Murphy has joined 
Baystate Medical Center's division of 
nursing as measurement and evalua- 
tion research specialist. After BC, 
Christine earned her master's and 
doctorate degrees from UConn. • 
Paul and Dana Quitt Dupuis and 
daughter Nicole are living in Ontario 
where Paul is management represen- 
tative at the Service Master Com- 
pany. • Ed Stadolnik is VP of sales 
and marketing at Yankee Food Dis- 
tributors. Ed, his wife Ann, and their 
five children live in Needham. • 
Julianne Malveaux is an associate 
professor of Afro-American Studies 
atUCal-Berkeley. She writes a weekly 
syndicated national affairs column and 
contributes regularly to several na- 
tional publications. In 1980, Julianne 
received her Ph.D. in economics from 
MIT. • Best wishes to John P. 
Sweeney and Kim Gibbons on their 
November wedding. • Leonard 
DeLuca has been named to the 

Cranston Hall of Fame. Len is an 
attorney and VP for program plan- 
ning at CBS Sports. He began his 
broadcasting at BC. • Congratula- 
tions to Drew Kastner, who was 
recognized last summer by the NYC 
Police for the "performance of a he- 
roic and unselfish act" as a civilian. He 
scared off a man who was beating and 
robbing an elderly couple. Drew ac- 
tually chased the armed assailant for 
four blocks and detained him until the 
police arrived. The Kastners live in 
Mendham Township with their two 
children; Drew is an attorney practic- 
ing in Newark. • Take care and have J 
a great spring. If you have any news, ' 
please send it to me byjune 2 . Thanks! 


Beth Docktor Nolan 
693 Boston Post Rd. 
Weston, MA 02193 


Heidi Schwarzbauer Steiger 
1 2 West 96th St., #4B 
New York, NY 1 0025 

Jamie Rosencranz has recently 
opened a second cafe in Killington, 
VT. called "Hong Kong Howie's Ko- 
sher Cantonese. "He hopes that many 
of you will stop in when enjoying the 
slopes. • Dorothy O'Connor is the 
author of a new book published by 
Random House enrided Babysitting 
Safe and Sound. • JohnPalleschi,Jr. 
was recently promoted to general 
counsel and V.P. of administration 
for Telex Communications Inc. • 
Joseph Connelly MD, has been ap- 
pointed director of St. Joseph Medi- 
cal Center's family practice residency 
program. The Center is located in 
Stamford, CT. • Mike Reynolds 
recently started a company called The 
Consumer Connection in Princeton, 
NJ- The service uses a 900 number to 
alert PC owners and amateur pho- 
tographers to lower mail-order prices 
on products of interest to them. • 
Peter McKenzie has been named 
V.P. of Finance for BC! • Paul Tracy 
recently married Sheila Houghton. 
Paul is an investigator with the US 
Dept. of Labor, and his wife is Trea- 
surer for city of Somerville. • Also 
recently married are James Costello, 
Jr. and Laura Ricci. He is a pension 
consultant with Higgins Associates in 
Cambridge and his wife is a flight 
service manager for Continental 
Airlines. • William Weileristhenew 

principal of the Cotuit-Marstons Mills 
Elementary School on Cape Cod. • 
Dorothy DiPesa has been elected 
President of the N.E. Women Busi- 
ness Owners organization for its 1990- 
91 term. • Laurie Cavalieri has been 
promoted to media service manager 
at Chaffee-Bedard, Inc., a Providence- 
based advertising, marketing and 
public relations agency. • Brother 
Paul M. Hannon professed his final 
vows last year in the Congregation of 
Christian Brothers at Holy Family 
Church in New Rochelle, NY. 'Joan 
Kenny married David Bardsley last 
summer. Joan is a regional trainor for 
the Medisense Corp. in DC. 


Deborah Melino-Wender 
1 10 Champlin Place 
Newport, Rl 02840 


Gerald B. Shea 
W. Roxbury02132 

Olive E. Lardieri practices law in 
Boston and recently relocated her 
offices to Lewis Wharf. • Among the 
valiant many who served in Desert 
Storm was Major Joseph 
Richardson, USAF, previously sta- 
tioned at Shaw Air Force Base in 
South Carolina. Joe and wife Lucy 
have two children. • Peter J. Darveau 
recendy married Mary P. Menna '80, 
and the newlyweds honeymooned in 
Europe. Peter, a government account 
executive for Oce-USA, Inc., happily 
annulled his prior listing among 
Boston's most eligible bachelors, as 
compiled by the Boston Herald. • Sean 
F. Orr has been named VP and con- 
troller for the Reader's Digest Asso- 
ciation in Pleasantville, NY. He pre- 
viously wasapartnerfor KPMG Peat 
Marwick, the accounting firm that 
audits Reader's Digest. • Another legal 
eagle, Brian J. Fischer, practices law 
and resides in Houston, TX, with wife 
Susan and children Brandon and 
Courtney. • Richard B. Zafran 
practices dentistry in Peabody. He 
and wife Joan have two children, 
Matthew, 6, and Jeremy, 3. • Richard 
P. Ramirez, general manager of tele- 
vision station KMEX, Channel 34, in 
L.A., married the former Carol F. 
Kenney last September. The bride is 
a lawyer in L.A. • A collection of 
paintings and prints by artist Mary 
Brossnan was exhibited in Bucksport, 
ME, last January. Mary has first place 

awards from the Durham, NH, Art 
Association (1980) and the Great 
Neck, NY, Art Show (1987) to her 
credit. • Michael F. Daniels, obvi- 
ously a man on the move, advises that 
he's left his post as legislative liaison 
for the Illinois State Comptroller's 
Office. He's presently director of leg- 
islative affairs with the Illinois Attor- 
ney General's Office. • The class re- 
union committee put together an ac- 
tion-packed weekend of events for 
May 17-19, and, at the time of this 
writing, hoped all classmates would 
attend. • Hope everyone has a great 
spring! God Bless! 

Roland J. Regan, Jr., Esq. 
1 1 Hathaway Road 
Marblehead, MA 01945 

I hope things are going well with all of 
you since I last corresponded. Winter 
has passed us by, all too quickly it 
seems. • As every issue appears, more 
of our classmates are deciding to enter 
the state of matrimony and start a new 
family. In the not too distant past, 
Mary Keenan married Gary Besser 
of Southington, CT at St. Ignatius. 
Mary is a registered nurse and Gary is 
a loan officer. They honeymooned in 
Florida and live in Southington, CT. 
• Ellen Driscoll married Quincy K. 
Moy of Danbury, CT. in July at the 
Sacred Heart Church in Southbury, 
CT. Ellen received her master's degree 
in historic preservation from Colorado 
State University. She is presently 
employed by the American Heart 
Association where she is community 
manager. • Turning to the world of 
business and law: Gerald W. 
O'Loughlin was recendy promoted 
to Vice President of Customer Rela- 
tions for Amray, Inc. Gerald will 
oversee the operation of Amray's ex- 
tensive field service organization, 
manage customer liaison and com- 
munication programs, and supervise 
training programs for service person- 
nel. • Timothy Swords has recendy 
been promoted to supervising con- 
sultant in the Management Consult- 
ing Services practice at Coopers & 
Lybrand. Tim specializes in strategic 
planning for the financial services, 
real estate and consumer goods 
manufacturing industries. He received 
his MBA from Harvard. • William J. 
Ferzoco, CPA was selected by the 
housing authority of Falmouth to be 
its next commissioner. Before starting 
his own firm of Lake & Ferzoco of 
Marshfield, he worked at Raytheon as 
a financial manager. • Linda Whitney 
was named the new principal of the 

Osgood School in Cohasset. Her pro- 
fessional background includes a four- 
year stint as director of the lower 
school at the private Gordon School 
in Providence, RI and a year as super- 
visor of student teachers at Rhode 
Island College. • Patricia Randolph 
Williams, Esq. recendy spoke at a 
conference on environmental law in 
Washington, DC, where she resides. 
After graduating from BC she re- 
ceived additional degrees from 
American University and a J.D. from 
George Washington University. • 
Now turning to the world of medi- 
cine and psychology: Christine 
Allitto Rivers recendy graduated with 
a Ph.D. in Research, Measurement 
and Evaluation from BC. She also 
gave birth to her second son Jonathon 
Ross . She will work out of her home in 
Wilmington as an independent re- 
search consultant. • Michael Miller, 
MD, recendy completed his radiol- 
ogy residency at the Hospital of St. 
Raphael in New Haven, CT, and will 
complete his neuroradiology fellow- 
ship at Thomas Jefferson University 
in Philadelphia in June. He and his 
wife Nancy Fay Miller are the proud 
parents of triplet girls, Alison, 
Katherine, and Kelly born last July 
13. • Pete Cronan anchored the 
color commentary, once again this 
year, for BC football on WBZ radio. 
Pete did an outstanding job in ana- 
lyzing both the offensive and defen- 
sive schemes of BC and their oppo- 
nents. I know I can speak for my 
fellow classmates when I say that we 
hope to be listening to Pete for years 
to come on the BC radio network. • 
Two of our fellow classmates recendy 
passed away: Joe Griffin in Novem- 
ber 1989 and Mike Sullivan July 26, 
1990. On behalf of the Class, I extend 
our condolences to their families. • 
Well that's all for now! Take Care! 


Cathleen J. Ball Foster 
15105 Cedar Tree Dr. 
Burtonsville, MD 20866 

Warm weather came early to our neck 
of the woods, and with it the urge to 
remodel. Over the past few months 
we've learned more than we ever 
wanted to know about wiring, plas- 
tering, priming, etc. It looks like a lot 
of our classmates have been busy as 
well! • Kathleen Balentine has been 
promoted to senior product specialist 
at USSC, the world's leading manu- 
facturer of surgical stapling instru- 
ments. • Congratulations to Mark 
Barr and Sandra Nackley who were 

married Oct 2 7 . They live in Waltham 
and work for SDK Healthcare Infor- 
mations Systems. • George Doonan, 
Jr. was selected by the EIS division of 
Digital Equipment Corp. to partici- 
pate in the Circle of Excellence award 
ceremonies in Hawaii. • George 
Cornell III is a participating attorney 
in Westfield, Nf , and writes a column 
focusing on general legal issues for 
The Westfield Leader. •JohnDiscenza 
has left the law firm of Ryan and 
White P.C. and is now a sole practi- 
tioner concentrating on estate and 
business planning. He lives in Spring- 
field with his wife. You can fax his 
office at (413) 747-3928 if you'd like 
to get in touch. • Gregory Fanelli 
MD, recendy joined the Geisinger 
Clinic as an associate in orthopedics 
where he will concentrate on sports 
related injuries. • Gregory Fisk, 
branch manager at Prudential-Bache 
Securities in Mt. Kisco, NY, has been 
elected to the board of trustees at 
Community Hospital, Dobbs Ferry, 
NY. • Dr. Richard Koehler of Or- 
leans has been serving as a naval sur- 
geon with a marine combat group in 
Saudi Arabia as part of Operation 
Desert Shield/Desert Storm. • R. 
James Koness, MD, of Riverside, RI, 
has been appointed to the Roger 
Williams General Hospital surgical 
oncology staff. • Carol Mitchell has 
joined Peoples Heritage Bank as VP 
for legal affairs. • Dr. John Mulroy 
was appointed to the William Weston 
Hospital & Medical Center orthope- 
dics and sports medicine staff. John, 
his wife Denise, and sons John and 
Brendon live in Waltham. • George 
Neble has been admitted as a partner 
of Arthur Anderson & Co. • Anthony 
Nugent wed Lee Anne Sylva. He is a 
V.P. of sales for the Scott Printing 
Co. in New York. • Brian Owen has 
been elected V.P. of and general 
manager of Legent Corp.'s software 
management division in 
Westborough. • William Smith 
married Linda Moretti in Haverhill. 
They both workin radio. • Best wishes 
to Carol Snow who married Lee 
Tesconi. Carol is a V.P. at Scudder 
Stevens and Clark in Boston. • Happy 
first anniversary to Jeanie Marie 
Webster Holmes and husband 
Edwin. She is a project manager at 
Digital Equipment Corp. • Grab a 
pen, quill or word processor now, 
while you're thinking about it and let 
me know what you are doing! 



Laura Vitagliano 
78 Wareham St. 
Medford, MA 02 1 55 

Hello to all! • A fun time was had by 
all who attended the family skating 
day at Conte Forum in January. As 
friends and family skated and enjoyed 
refreshments, I wonder if there were 
any "future" alumni giving the cam- 
pus a checkout! Another sign that 
we're getting older! Julie Tammaro 
Gentile recendy received her master's 
degree in special needs from 
Framingham State. I caught up with 
Julie, husband Steve and children at 
the Omni Theatre in March. It was 
good to catch up on each other's news 
as well as see the show "The Blue 
Planet." This was another Class of 
1979 outing, which provides not only 
entertainment, but a chance to catch 
up with some of your classmates. • 
Sadie Aznavoorian received her 
Ph.D. in microbiology from BU 
School of Medicine. She will be doing 
post-doctoral work at the National 
Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. 
She has done extensive research and 
published widely on virology, immu- 
nology, cell growth control and 
transformation, and bacterial physi- 
ology. • Larry Byron married Linda 
Laroche in Maine, with a reception 
following at the Cliff House in 
Ogunquit. After a trip along the Cali- 
fornia coast, they are residing in 
Canton. Larry is the owner of the 
Packaging Outlet, Inc., in Woburn. • 
Our prayers and thoughts are with 
Karen Lynch, who has been in Saudi 
Arabia since August as a protocol of- 
ficer with the U.S. Armed Forces 
Command Center. • Hopefully, by 
the time you read this, she'll be home! 
• As you can see, it didn't take me long 
to write this column. So what have 
you been up to lately?! 


Jay Geary 

383 Marlborough St. 

Boston, MA 021 15 

Congratulations and thanks to fellow 
classmates representing our class in 
last years National Telethon: Anne 
Baccari, Ruth Chobit, Kathryn Fleck, 
Daniel V. Haller, Stacey Lally, Sr. 
Jane McVeigh, James O'Neil, Deidre 
C. O'Regan, Joanne Sateriale, Danna 
Sprague. It was an overwhelming suc- 
cess. • Speaking of success, the 
Campaign for Boston College has an 
ambitious $125 million goal and is 


seeking broad based support from our 
class. • Thanks to everyone who en- 
sured that our 10th reunion celebra- 
tion last year was so enjoyable. A good 
time was had by all. • One classmate 
already looking forward to the 1 5th is 
Joanne Tierney Marr. She and 
husband Tom '79 from Silver Spring, 
MD., missed the 10th because Emma 
Alice was bom May 19 at 1:49 p.m., 
the day of our reunion. • Brian 
O'Connor and Lynn Cunningham 
have two boys Brendan, 4, and Patrick, 
2, and are stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. 
Brian is an Army physician assigned 
to the 5th MASH and is currendy 
serving in Saudi Arabia. Hopefully, 
he will be home soon. • Roy Carvatta 
and wife Stacey announced the birth 
of Roy Joseph, HI last July. • John J. 
O'Neill is National Sales Manager at 
WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, MN, a 
CBS affiliate, and recendy announced 
his engagement to Amy Lynn Mickley 
who is from Chicago. • Carlos and 
Holly Eisenbeiger Freyre an- 
nounced the birth of their daughter 
Alexa Nicole October 2. She joins 
brother Charlie, 2. Carlos is a Senior 
Manager with KPMG Peat Marwick 
in the Miami office consulting divi- 
sion. • A baby girl, Colleen Shauna 
was born to Kevin Tully and wife 
Diane October 6. The Tullys reside 
in Winchester. • Paul Malloy and wife 
Julie welcomed a son, Christopher. 
Paul is a manager for the Federal 
Reserve Bank of Boston. The Malloys 
reside in Canton. • Kevin Murphy 
and wife Laurie Boylan-Buchnell 
announced the birthof daughter Kelly 
last May. Kevin is a VP with Swiss 
Bank in New York City. They reside 
in Glen Rock, NJ. • Kathleen Collins 
Monahan, husband, and son, Sean, 2 , 
have relocated to Darien, CT. • 
Barbara Van Loo Flodberg and 
husband Ken transferred from 
Bakersfield, CA to New Orleans, LA. 
Barbara is working for Texaco as a 
planning analyst. • Joe Lambert re- 
ceived a Ph.D. in law from University 
of Cambridge and is practicing law at 
Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer 
& Wood in New York. His book 
Terrorism and Hostages in International 
Law was published last year. • Dan 
Breen has joined Pezrow-New En- 
gland a Woburn brokerage firm as an 
account executive. • Thomas Van 
Berkel has been named VP of mar- 
keting for National Grange Mutual 
Insurance Co. He, wife Pandora, and 
son Thomas live in Keene, NH. • 
Maria Moynihan, former state as- 
sistant attorney general is an attorney 
with Ardiff & Morse, Danvers. and 
primary author of Court Conduct 
Handbook, which promotes gender 
equality in the courts. • Dr. Lorie J. 
Reder has joined the medical staff at 

Overlook Hospital. She, husband 
Mark and son Frank reside in 
Pittsfield. • Dr. Peter J. Bosco has 
joined the Hartford Urology Group 
in Hartford, CT. • Christopher 
McVeigh is an associate with the law 
firm of Paul, Frank & Collins in 
Burlington, VT. • Michael Toomey 
has been appointed port manager for 
Puerto Rico Marine Management, 
Inc. in Baltimore, MD. • William A. 
Foss has been elected Assistant VP at 
BayBankMiddlesex. 'JackMacheras 
has been appointed senior business 
analyst for Cabot Corporation affili- 
ated companies in New York. • Patti 
Regan and Dave Jackson were mar- 
ried recently and are living Simsbury, 
CT. •RosanneScottPottermarried 
William Potter in Chicago. Rosanne 
is a manager of international finance 
for Morton International. BC gradu- 
ates in attendance were: Louis 
Provenzano, Nancy Fagan 
Redmond, Jonathan Rosenoer, and 
Richard Fortin '81. • Alisa Fontana 
married Rick Lewis. Alisa completed 
her M.A. from Columbia Teachers 
College, teaches second grade in 
Greenwich, CT. She and Rick reside 
in Old Greenwich, CT. • Mary Ellen 
Green and Eric C. Meyer were mar- 
ried in Manhasset, NY. Mary Ellen is 
teaching at the Elizabeth Seton Pre- 
school of the New York Foundling 
Hospital. • Anne Punzak and Paul 
Marcus were married recently, Anne 
is a portfolio manager at Fidelity 
Investments.Thanks to everyone who 
has written. Please continue. 


Alison Mitchell McKee 
c/o Hunton & Williams 
P.O. Box 3889 
Norfolk, VA 23514 
(804) 640-5329 

Kate Tucker Maguire was the sec- 
ond female and only swimmer to be 
inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame 
in her hometown of Manchester, CT. 
Kate lives in Westford with her hus- 
band Joe and their two children, An- 
drew, 3, and Maggie, 8 mos. • After 
working as a social worker, Peggy 
Davis Mullen of South Boston de- 
cided to go to law school and passed 
the Bar in Nov. Peggy is a mother of 
three, including twins. • Richard 
Keating is a director of sales with the 
Sheraton Corp. in New York and 
lives with his wife Carol in Scarsdale. 
• Ellen Davidson Terry and her 
husband Michael Terry live in 
Reading. Ellen is VP of Osrrander 
Capital Management, a securities in- 
vestment firm in Boston. Ellen ob- 

tained her MBA from BU in 1987. • 
Congratulations to Chris Kingston 
who married Heather Pierce in Sept. 
Chris was promoted to sales manager 
for the computer division atMcAuliffe 
Office Products and lives in 
Burlington, VT. • Michael Bolden 
and his wife Fran live with their 
daughter Natalie in Brooklyn, NY. 
Michael is Chief of Periodontics at 
the Harlem Hospital Center. • Robert 
Dutile married Catherine Hogan in 
Oct. Robert is a free-lance wilderness 
emergency paramedic. • Katherine 
Callahan was named a principal of 
the Hartford law firm ofUpdike, Kelly 
& Spellacy, P.C., concentrating in 
commercial litigation, design and 
construction law, professional defense 
and products liability. Katherine lives 
in Hamdenwithherhusband Jonathan 
Blancalfor, MD, and their son Joel. • 
Cathy Schmidt was promoted to 
senior VP/CEO of Guild, a division 
of Old Stone Bank in Warwick, RI. • 
Mary Spatola and Gerard McCourt 
were married in Dec. at St. Ignatius 
Church. Both are commercial real 
estate brokers in Boston. • Joe 
Carney, Jr. married Gretchen Weiser 
in Jan. Joe is a CPA with Livingston 
and Hayes in Boston. • Brian 
Cromwell joined the medical staff of 
Lake Shore Health Care Center in 
Irving, NY, as a radiologist. Brian 
fives in Buffalo with his wife and son. 

• Ginny Lermann is attending 
Antioch New England Graduate 
School in Keene, NH, where she is 
pursuing an M.S. in environmental 
studies in administration/education. 

• Donald DiNapoli is a podiatrist in 
Bedford, NH. He is a graduate of the 
Pennsylvania College of Podiatric 
Medicine of Philadelphia and has 
authored or co-authored 20 profes- 
sional papers on the foot and delivered 
14 lectures. • Margot Abbott is a 
systems consultant at Aetna Life and 
Casualty Co., Hartford, CT. • Fred 
Stachura obtained his J.D. from St. 
Louis University School of Law in 
1986 and is practicing with Fitzhugh 
& Associates in Boston. • Anne 
Palmer Graham is a pediatric nurse 
practitioner in Newburyport. Anne 
and her husband Ron have one son, 
Andrew, 2 . • Karen McGovern is a 
doctoral candidate in the field of 
molecular biology at Harvard Uni- 
versity. • Joe Lanham is an account 
executive with Computer Art Works 
in Cincinnati, OH. • Steve Manzik is 
a lab supervisor of specialty chemicals 
at Morton International/Advance 
Materials Group Danvers. He and his 
wife Nancy '82 live in Plaistow, NH, 
with their son Jeffrey. • Kathleen 
Casey received her M.Ed, from 
Harvard in 1986 and is a resource 
specialist for the Marlborough Public 

Schools. • Karen Cammuso is a 
clinical psychologist for Accotink 
Academy in Springfield, VA. • 
Cynthia Bury Clifford is a systems 
analyst for NYNEX Service Co. in 
Boston and is pursuing a master's at 
BU. • Margaret Ward is a guidance 
counselor in Cunningham. • Michael 
Atwill married Carol Caputo in Dec. 
Michael is a dentist with Atwill Den- 
tal Associates of N. Attleboro and 
Smithfield, RI. • Paul Gaudet was 
recendy appointed the banking office 
manager of the Lynngate office of 
Eastern Bank of Lynn. He develops 
marketing strategies for new devel- 
opment in Lynn. • Tim Sherwin is a 
highway safety program representa- 
tive for the Governor's Traffic Safety 
Committee in Albany, NY. • Patrice 
Molloy is a marketing representative 
for C.T. Male Associates, P.C., an 
engineering firm in Greenfield. • If 
you haven't written in a while, drop 
me a line! 

Lisa M. Capalbo 
49 Maplecrest Dr. 
Greenville, RI 02828 

Congratulations to Kerry Foley 
Spignesi and husband Tom on the 
birth of their second child John Tho- 
mas in Feb. John joins his sister 
Kathleen in West Hartford, CT. • 
Congratulations also to Pam Purcell 
Sheridan and husband John on the 
birth of a son, Tyler. The Sheridan's 
five in New Boston, NH. • Maureen 
Jeffers married Will Raub in Feb. 
Maureen is employed at Gentlemen V 
Quarterly as their fragrance and 
grooming advertising manager in 
NYC. • Bob Flanagan married Linda 
Head in Nantucket last Fall. Bob is a 
Senior Systems Analyst for H.P. Hood 
in Boston. They live in Belmont. • 
John and Amy Toole Caves an- 
nounced the birth of their first child, 
John P. Caves III in Dec. John is with 
the Dept. of Defense as a Country 
Director with the Defense Security 
Assistance Agency while Amy is on 
leave of absence from Cellular One as 
marketing manager. The Caves live 
in Maryland. • Liz Sauer Price and 
husband Kyle are parents of their 
second daughter Katharine Mary. Liz 
is an advertising marketing rep. for 
IBM in NY. • Karen Smith married 
Stephen MacCormack last summer 
in Wellesley. Karen is employed as a 
neonatal nurse practitioner at St. 
Margaret's Hospital for Women in 
Dorchester. They live in N. Quincy. 
• John "Foo" Feudo and his wife 
Kelly '83 became parents last spring 

ofa daughter, AlisonNicole. • Dennis 
Monahan is pleased to announce the 
opening of his general practice law 
firm inNatick. Dennis and wife Carrie 
'83 currendy reside in Holliston. • 
Congratulations to Joe Blood who 
married Beth Latessa at St. Ignatius 
Church. Joe is V.P., Institutional 
Municipal Bond Sales with Shearson 
Lehman Bros, in Boston. They live in 
Norwood. • Athan Crist joined the 
NY. office of Coldwell Banker 
Commercial Real Estate Services. 
Athan received a MS in real estate 
investment and development from 
NYU's Real Estate Institute. • Diane 
Barrett married Ronald Gengo last 
summer in Watertown. Diane re- 
ceived an MS in Nursing from BU 
and is currendy employed as the 
medical-surgical clinical nurse spe- 
cialist at the Cambridge Hospital. 
They reside in Waltham. • Michael 
Hart was named Staff Appraiser for 
LandVest's Consulting Services Di- 
vision in Boston. • Dr. Laura DiLuca 
wed Dr. James Koglin last Fall in 
Ipswich. Laura received a doctoral 
degree from Tufts U. School of Den- 
tal Medicine and a specialty degree in 
periodontics from BU. Laura works 
in private practice and teaches at BU 
and Tufts Univ. dental programs. 
Laura and James live in Reading. • 
Linda Wardle Mason and husband 
Scott announced the birth of their 
second child, a daughter Kelsey Recca. 
Linda and Scott have a son, Alex. 
Linda is working part-time for Sound 
Advertising Inc. in Exeter, NH. 
Thanks for the news and Congratula- 
tions. • First NH Banks named 
Thomas Long of Nashua VP, Di- 
rector of Market Research and Prod- 
uct Management. Thomas received 
on MBA from the Whittemore School 
of Business and Economics. • Janice 
Bolandz married Dan Hendricks last 
August. Janice is an elementary school 
teacher in the San Diego. • Philip 
Driscoll andMary Marlatt were Wed. 
in Oct. Philip is employed by Syracuse 
University. • Louis McMenamy 
married Heidi Fragos in Ipswich. 
Louis is manager of McMenamy's 
Seafood Inc. They live in Falmouth. • 
Jennifer Pine was awarded the 
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 
designation last winter by the Asso- 
ciation for Investment Management 
and Research. Jennifer was required 
to pass three six-hour exams over three 
yrs. Congratulations.* GeraldNoone 
married Patricia Frates last August in 
Providence. Gerald received a Law 
degree from New England School of 
Law. He is an attorney with Kemper 
Insurance Co. in Quincy. The 
Noone's reside in Medford. • Carole 
Ventetuolo Toselli received an MD 
from Dartmouth Medical School last 

May. • Kevin Conery married 
Maureen McCann in Rumson, NJ. 
Kevin is a V.P. at Shearson Lehman 
Bros, in NY. He received an MBA 
from SUNY Albany. • Susan Flynn 
has joined Peabody & Brown as an 
associate in the firm's Property and 
Finance Deptartment where she is a 
member of the Recovery and Bank- 
ruptcy Group. Susan received a law 
degree from Northeastern, and lives 
in Jamaica Plain. • The class extends 
its deepest sympathy to the family of 
Francis Kearns. Francis was a cost 
accountant for several years with 
Bingay and Son in Canton. • Believe 
it or not this Fall begins our 10 year 
reunion. The festivities begin on Nov. 
2, BC vs. Pitt, homecoming football 
game. Hope to see you at the game! 


Cynthia J. Bocko 
1 60 Washington St. 
Newton, MA 02158 

Barbara Walsh-Blackburn com- 
pleted her MBA at Duke University 
in October '89 and is a full-time mom. 
• Anne Matthews Ryan is a part-time 
clinical social worker and husband 
Russ '82 is a lawyer in DC. The Ryans 
live in Vienna, VA with their two 
children. • Angela Hanley lives in 
Sindelfingen, W. Germany and works 
in support of HQ US European 
Command as a Senior Systems Ana- 
lyst for Computer Sciences Corp. in 
Stuttgart. In April, Angela gave birth 
to daughter Gretchen. • Luisa Frey 
married John Gaynor in May. At- 
tending were: Donna (Macek) Dirks, 
Cathy Tomlinson, Katie (Leverenz) 
O'Brien, Barbara (Fassouliotis) 
Rodgers, Jeanne (Ferguson) 
Congdon, Julie Devlin, and Mary 
Alice (Choquette) Nadaskay. Luisa 
works for Nissen-Lie Communica- 
tions in NYC as an account executive 
for cruise accounts and as assistant 
editor for "Cruise Industry News." • 
Martha Hedlund married Stan 
Kaubris and lives in Rochester, NH. 
Martha works for Harris Graphics in 
Dover. • Judy Scanlon married Pe- 
ter Melanson and works with her 
husband's restaurant and catering 
business in Little Compton, RI. At- 
tending the wedding were Kathy 
Head Pawlowski, Jessica Rodrigues 
Mulvena and husband Jack, Betsy 
Kauffman Usami, and Laura 
vanRiper Maturo '82. • Maggi 
(Burns) Rogers and husband Dale 
announce the birth of their first son 
Tyler Jackson in October. • John 
Lakin is an associate attorney with 

the law firm of Joseph P. Marchese 
and married Jo Anne Lanza in Oct. • 
After two years in Mexico City work- 
ingwith Bankers Trust, Beth Lugaric 
and her husband moved back to the 
US to pursue a Masters program. Beth 
was an assistant auditor with Price 
Waterhouse in Frankfurt, Germany 
and was in East Germany the day 
before and after the Berlin Wall fell. 
Beth now works in the Foreign Ex- 
change Group of ARCO Chemical 
Co. in PA • Thomas Fay married 
Juliette Dacey '84 in August. He is an 
attorney at Gallagher & Gallagher in 
Boston. • John Frasca is happily 
employed in the residential real estate 
business for Century 2 1 in San Diego. 

• Alison Scrivener received her 
Masters from U. Bridgeport and is 
living and teaching in Daytona Beach, 
FL. •Kelly Hall and the class of 1983 
mourn the death of Frank Kearns '82 
who died in Sept. • Cheryl Beaulieu 
Ryan and John Ryan '80, married in 
June, own Impress Graphics in 
Tewksbury . Cheryl would like to hear 
from fellow studio art and art history 
majors. Kim Sovinski '82 and Donna 
Golman Hubbard, are you out there? 

• Gael Evangelista is engaged and 
works as a nurse practitioner/con- 
sultant atHitorMiss Corp. •Patricia 
Hartigan plans to marry in 1991 in 
Rye, NY. • Patricia Leahey Meriam 
is finishingher Masters in architectural 
preservation at Columbia and lives in 
Burlington, VT with husband Chris- 
topher Meriam '82 who is in his sur- 
gical residency program in orthope- 
dics at the Medical Center Hospital of 
Vermont. • Cathy Chermol is the 
executive producer of the People Are 
Talking show for CBS in San Fran- 
cisco. • Greta Wiener received her 
Master's in Nursing from U Lowell 
and works at Upham's Corner 
Neighborhood Health Center. • 
Sherry Lee Howlett Stacey and 
Reed Stacey live in Los Altos, CA 
where Sherry works for Apple Com- 
puter Corporate and Reed is at Hal 
Riney and Partners Advertising. • 
Karen Santaniello Edwards received 
her Master's in School Psychology 
from Univ. of Houston and had a 
baby girl in November. • Sandra 
Ramos Jackson married Rex Jackson 
in June and works for the Republic 
National Bank of NY. Her BC friend, 
Diane Lepor, was a bridesmaid and 
reader at the wedding. • Tina Proffitt 
married David Home in Oct. and 
works at the Cambridge Housing 
Authority. • Ann Johnson Fienman 
and husband Donald '79 announce 
the birth of their second daughter, 
Joyce, in March, 1990. • Martin 
Romanelli and Lynn DeRosa '84 an- 
nounce the birth of son Christopher 
inApril, 1990. 'Johanna Chanin and 


Jeff Weinstein both practice law in 
DC and had a baby girl in January. • 
Mary Ellen Anderson is engaged to 
Paul Grade. • Mary Florence joined 
Pilgrim Health Care as manager of 
actuarial analysis. • Ann Grady was 
reelected as chairman of the Medfield 
Democratic Town Committee for 
1991-92. • Barbara Doyle, a former 
computer consultant for the UN in 
Geneva, returned from a seven month 
around-the-world trip. • Jeffrey 
Stebbins received his Ph.D. in chem- 
istry at BC and has published four 
research articles and eight research 
abstracts in biochemistry. • Julie Ann 
Crevo Pernokas was named V.P. of 
referral services at New England 
Rehabilitation Hospital. • Robert 
Oldenburg joined the Franklin 
Medical Center as employee assistance 
program coordinator. • Maura Jones 
was promoted to account supervisor 
at Cabot Advertising. • Jane Larkin 
was appointed director of NH. 
College's continuing education cen- 
ter in Nashua and recendy completed 
her Ph.D. in higher education at BC. 
• Dawn L. D'Alelio and Thomas P. 
Fay were awarded the Chartered Fi- 
nancial Analyst designation by the 
Trustees of the Institute of Chartered 
Financial Analysts. • Erin Morrill 
received her masters in public ad- 
ministration from Suffolk University 
last June. Erin is head administrative 
assistant for the Superior Court Pro- 
bation Service in Boston. • Louis 
Bortone was appointed director of 
marketingand promotion atWROR- 
FM, Boston. • Catherine Vaczy 
joined the law firm of Ross & Hardies 
as an associate. • David Kane's 
Georgian colonial house, Plympton 
Court, was chosen as the Junior 
League of Boston Decorators' show 
house. David has designed and built 
twelve other homes in the greater 
Boston area. • Congratulations to the 
following newlyweds: Leila Whalen 
and Philip Longo, Maryann Sheehan 
and Walter Schuppe, Brian 
Fitzgerald and Kerry Byron, Gale 
Everson and Patrick Dilger, Cynthia 
Fois and Seth Marshall Judith Smith 
and Jeffrey Goldmanjudith Hughes 
and William Hunt, Richard Evans, 
Jr. and Maria Gress, Paul Gudelis and 
Dawn Widugiris, Lisa Gallagher and 
Gregory Ruffa, James Olivier III 
and Julie Devlin, Christiane Colao 
and Gordan Cupurdij, Maria 
Liberatore and Daniel Thornton, 
Anne Marie Kelly and Peter Zovas, 
David Fitton, Jr. and Dorothy 
LePage, Catherine Casserly and 
John Ortiz, Georgia Mellekas and 
Peter Harrigan, Dr. James Gardiner 
and Kerri Crystal, Lisa Brown and 
Thomas Grassa, Timothy Mahoney 
and Gwen Long, Lisa Giannone and 


Louis Coconides, Dr. Alan 
Toothaker and Michele Dorr, Anne 
DeVera and William Alovan. 


Carol A, Baclawski 
29 Beacon Hill Rd. 
W.Springfield, MA 01089 

Jo Marie Hebeler has joined the firm 
of Dyle Promotions in Colchester, 
CT. • Elizabeth Brennan is a mar- 
keting manager for Modern School 
Supplies Inc. in Hartford. • Karen 
Giuliano received the Staff Develop- 
ment Award from the Mass. Nurses 
Association. • Tim Pittenger re- 
ceived his medical degree from Penn 
and is now a resident at Strong Me- 
morial Hospital in Rochester. • Kevin 
Feeley is associated with Quincy law 
firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & 
Lehane. • Lisa Bernier has joined 
Mullen in Wenham as a senior ac- 
count executive in the direct market- 
ing dept. • John Fiore has joined his 
father, James A. Fiore in the practice 
of dentistry at their Roslindale office. 
Both also teach at BU School of 
Graduate Dentistry. •Johnlwanicki 
received his JD from Suffolk and is 
associated with the Boston firm of 
Allegretti and Witcoff. • Last August 
1 8, Matt Cassidy, a Jesuit novice took 
his first vows in Shanahan Chapel at 
Le Moyne College in Syracuse. • 
Tony Skarupa and Lillian Boyle 
were each promoted to senior man- 
ager in the audit department at the 
Boston office of KPMG Peat 
Marwick. • John and Maura 
Quinlivan Shepherd had their first 
baby Molly Ann on May 15, 1990. • 
Frank and Ronnie Hetland 
Buckman announced the birth of 
their first son, Francis Xavierjr., born 
December 2 7 and weighing 8 lbs. 4oz. 
Frankjr. joins sisters Laura, four, and 
Melissa one. • Lynn DeRosa 
Romanelli and her husband Martin 
'83 announced the birth of their son 
Christopher James April 23, 1990. • 
Cheryl Dishner Bardetti and hus- 
band Renzo had their first child An- 
drew last July 30, 1990. Cheryl is an 
RN and works part time with Private 
Healthcare Systems, Ltd., in Lexing- 
ton. • Jim and Lori Berrini Byman 
had their first child, Molly Katherine 
October 5 . Jim is a CPA with Mullen 
& Co. in Boston. Lori teaches fourth 
grade in Topsfield. • Last Oct. 20 on 
Nantucket Kyle Snell and Lori 
Shuping exchanged vows. Following 
a wedding trip to Old Quebec City, 
the couple have made Nantucket their 
home. • Teresa Reidy married 

Steven Fazio November 3 and now 
live in Rochester. Teresa is a therapist 
at Hillside Children's Center. Steve is 
a sales representative for Lerman 
Corp. • Dr. Eileen Burrows married 
Dr. Andrew Shanahan last April 28. 
After a honeymoon in Bermuda they 
now live in NYC. • In Rhode Island 
last November 23 Dr. Peter 
Counoyer wed Susan Janowski. Pe- 
ter is a veterinarian and Susan is a 
pediatric nurse practitioner. After a 
wedding trip to the US Virgin Islands 
they have made Barrington their 
home. • Laura Hecker married 
Simeon Schindelman last June 3 in 
West Hartford. After honeymooning 
in Italy they live in Hartford. Laura is 
a programmer at Hartford Insurance 
Group. • Sandara Nackley and Mark 
Barr married last Oct. 27. After a 
wedding trip to Hawaii they have made 
Waltham their home. Both are em- 
ployed by SDK Healthcare Informa- 
tion Systems. • Charlene Bushman 
married Brian Pratt last June 30 in 
Belmont and now live on Beacon Hill. 
Charlene works for Sheraton Corp. • 
At St. Ignatius last Nov. 17, John 
Buckley married Karen Grady. After 
a wedding trip to Tahiti and Bora 
Bora they now live in Warwick. Karen 
works for Future Travel Corp. and 
John works for Merrill Lynch Pierce 
Fenner & Smith. • Last June 10 at 
The Most Blessed Trinity Chapel 
Jacqueline Murphy wed Michael 
Rawlings. Fatherjoseph A Appleyard, 
SJ of BC officiated at the ceremony. 
After a trip to Hawaii they reside in 
Quincy. Jacqueline is a conference 
manager at The Interface Group,Inc, 
in Needham. • Please write! 


Barbara Ward Wilson 
17 Snow Hill St., #2 
Boston, MA 021 13 

I hope that everyone is having an 
enjoyable Spring. • Our class contin- 
ues to tie the knot: Mary Freeman 
married Tom Parsons August 4. Re- 
cendy one of Mary's paintings was 
shown at the Hot Springs Art Center 
in Arkansas. • Patti Hoey wed Greg 
MacDonald in Newton on June 2, 
1990. Kathy Macrina, Tricia Curtin 
and Bonnie Powers '87, were atten- 
dants. Patti is working as a merchan- 
dise rep. for Money Jewelry and is 
living in Newton. • Lynne Pellitier 
and Stanley Spencer were married at 
the St. Patrick Church in Farmington, 
CT. Lynne works as an accounting 
supervisor for Bolt Beranek and 
Newman in Cambridge. • Laura 
Semple married Michael Walsh at 

Our Lady of Fatima Church in 
Sudbury. Laura works as an advertis- 
ing account executive at the Boston 
Globe. • Alec Petro wed Leah Conti 
November 1 7 in Newport. Ed Pla and 
Laura Van Hagan (sister of John Van 
Hagan) and John Vollino were ush- 
ers. Ed and Laura live in Chicago, 
where Ed works with Alec Petro at 
Cooper/Neff and Mitsui Bank. • 
Lynne Chandler and Nicholas 
Spirito were married in Westwood. 
Lynne is a registered nurse at St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital. • Laura 
Hinnendael and Dr. Mark Gormley, 
Jr. were married August 4 in Mashpee. 
Mark is the brother of Tamra 
Gormley. Laura and Mark are plan- 
ning to move to Michigan, in July. 
Laura has been working as a staff 
nurse at Spaulding Rehabilitation 
Hospital. • Lynn Frates married 
William McEvoy on May 19, 1990. 
Lynn is employed by Healthtrecks of 
Boston. • Mary Terrell and Chris- 
topher Coughlin were married Au- 
gust 25. Mary is employed by the 
Bank of Tokyo. • Maureen Murphy 
and Douglas Olsen were married at 
the Chapel of the Holy Trinity at BC. 
Maureen is employed as an account 
executive at the Boston Globe. • Jim 
Olson and Karen Bassilakis were 
married September 9. Jim is working 
as a Project Manager at ISI Systems, 
Inc., in Andover. • Sue Yarvis was 
married to Rich Hayden in July 1990. 
Bridesmaids included Tracey 
Campbell and Jennifer Hayes. • 
Chris Timson and Beth Ann Howard 
were married last Fall in Westwood. 
Chris received a law degree from 
Suffolk University and is working as 
an attorney with Linehan, Gallagher 
and Mahoney in Boston. • Laurie 
Martins will be married in Septem- 
ber, 1991 to Bob DiGiantomaso. 
Laurie is working as a Primary Care 
Sales Specialist for Parke-Davis and 
lives in Wareham. • Tracey 
Campbell and Larry Schwartz were 
engaged in August while touring Ire- 
land. Their wedding is planned for 
August 1992. Tracey graduated from 
St. John's Law School in 1990 and is 
working as an assistant DA for 
Brooklyn. Larry works for Woodward 
and Dickerson in Radnor, PA as an 
international commodities trader. • 
Dan Flynn was recendy promoted to 
V.P. of Sales and Executive V.P. at 
Jerome J. Manning & co. Inc. • Don 
Musselman is working as the Direc- 
tor of Administration at Executone 
Systems in Tampa. • Jim Treanor 
recently graduated from Duke Univ. 
with an MBA. • Maura Noone is a 
legal associate with the law firm of 
Dick, Dyson, and Bolton, P.C. in 
Bedford. • Lisa Morrow is working 
as a nutritionist for NutriSystem in 

Paramus, NJ. •Johanna Richardson 

was recently appointed an account 
executive at Hill and Knowlton, New 
England in Waltham. • Gabriel 
Cappucci is working as a manager in 
an audit department. • Anna 
Tumeniuk is the owner of a retail 
shop, Anna's Gifts, in Orange, CT. • 
Kathleen Ferrigno is attending U. 
Hartford for an MBA degree. • Joe 
Duggan and his wife Lindsay have 
moved back to the East Coast from 
Colorado and are working in NYC. • 
Sue Ferren Warner is working as an 
attorney in the Law Offices of James 
McCusker in Boston. • Best wishes to 
everyone and please keep your "infor- 
mation" reports coming my way. 


Karen Boyarsky 
36 Olde Lantern Rd. 
Bedford, NH 03102 

Greetings from New Hampshire! I 
will be writing the class notes from 
now on and I would like to take this 
opportunity on behalf of the entire 
class to thank Mara Buddy for her five 
years of service to the class of '86! You 
really didagreatjob,Mara! Our thanks 
to you! • Now, to report on the 
whereabouts of some of our class- 
mates: • GretchenPapagodais a full- 
time grad student at Northwestern in 
Chicago and will receive her masters 
in journalism in September, 1991. • 
Dave Smith, the infamous Rat 
Managerin 1986, received hisMasters 
in Business Administration from NYU 
last May. • He is presently a bonds 
trader on Wall St. • Joe Ramirez is 
engaged to be married in July, 1991. 
He is a guidance counselor at Notre 
Dame High School in West Haven, 
CT. Joe received his masters in coun- 
seling from Fairfield in May, 1990. • 
Tom Reindl is married and living in 
the San Francisco area where he is a 
sales rep. for Dupont. • Paul Scobie 
has recendy been named National 
Sales Manager fortheM.W. CarrCo. 
in Somerville. Paul lives in the South 
End of Boston. • Maureen 
Connaughton recently relocated 
from Boston to Birmingham, MI. 
where she will be completing her 
masters in education. • Mary Lou 
Burke recently took a new position 
with the Bose Company in 
Framingham where she will be a se- 
nior accountant in the international 
dept. She passed her CPA Exam in 
1990. If you need speakers, call Lou 
Lou! • Donna Alcott graduated from 
Suffolk Law School in May, 1990 and 
passed the Mass. Bar. She is an Assis- 
tant District Attorney in Southeast- 

em Mass. Steve Hoffman was re- 
cently named the director of the MIS 
Dept. at Feely and Driscoll Account- 
ing Firm in Boston. He is currendy 
enrolled in the MBA program at 
Bendey College. He lives with his 
wife, Kathy Parks Hoffman and their 
daughter Kate in Reading. • I re- 
ceived a great letter and handsome 
picture of Ryan Fanning, son of Bob 
Fanning. Bob is living in St. Louis, 
MO where he is a sales rep. for an 
Illinois based firm. His wife, Debbie, 
is expecting their second child in July ! 
Congratulations! • Bob reports that 
Pete Clifford is in his last year of law 
school at U.Maine. • BertLynchwas 
married last year and he is living in 
Framingham. • Katie Boo lives in 
Chicago and is planning to move to 
South Africa in the near future. • 
Andrew Docktor is the dean of dis- 
cipline and teaches English at Austin 
Prep School in Reading. Thanks for 
the info, Bob! • Ted Angelis is pur- 
suing an acting career in Manhattan 
and is currendy enrolled in acting 
classes in Greenwich Village. Good 
luck with the career change, Ted! • 
Dr. Mark Dacey received his MD in 
May, 1990 from Cornell. He is pres- 
endy a doctor at Mt. Auburn Hospital 
in Cambridge. He will be doing his 
residency in opthalmology at USC 
Medical Center starting in July. • 
Maybe Mark will run into Leslie 
Mann, MD, who is a resident physi- 
cian in LA too! Leslie received her 
MD in May 1990 from USC School 
of Medicine and is currently working 
at the White Memorial Medical Cen- 
ter. • John "Chip" Walsh is an as- 
sociate attorney with a law firm in 
New Haven. Chip graduated from 
Catholic University Law School in 
DC in May, 1990 and passed both the 
DC and Connecticut Bar Exams. • 
Mike Carey received his Masters in 
Counseling from BC in 1988 and 
went on to teach in Austria for two 
years. He is currendy an adolescent 
clinical therapist at a school in Provi- 
dence, RI. • Peter Allen is graduat- 
ing from the Univeristy of Albany 
Law School in May, 1991 and has 
accepted a position with a Manhat- 
tan-based law firm. • Sue Evans 
Hanley and her husband, Ken, have 
two children, Stephen and Caroline. 

• Kevin Downey and Maggie 
Mullarkey were married last year and 
have moved to FL. where Kevin is 
attending the UFlorida Law School. 

• Andrea Gagne was married to US 
Coast Guard Lt. Brian Pierce in Au- 
gust of last year. They are living in 
Portland, ME. • Dawn Hannaway 
was married last summer in Newport 
to Anthony August. They live in 
Bristol, RI. • Some of our classmates 
are serving our country in the Persian 

Gulf. Among them are US Army 
Captain Anne Meriam Quigley and 
Pete Heelin who is an officer in the 
Armed Forces. Our prayers are with 
you and your families. • Paul 
Harrington and Mary Lou Burke 
hosted a BC St. Patrick's Day Party 
be sure and let me know how it was! 
This column is a great way to publi- 
cize such events. Write with the de- 
tails! • Please keep the letters coming 
— I want to be sure to have lots of 
news to report in our summer issue! 
See you at the reunion! 

Agnes Gillin 

1100 AshbridgeRd. 

BrynMawr, PA 19010 


Hi everyone! I trust that the class of 
'87 had a wonderful winter with lots 
of exciting news for us, so here it is. • 
Christine Bombara went on to get 
her masters in biochemistry at UNH 
and is currendy working at UMass 
Medical Center doing research while 
finishing up her MBA at Worcester 
Polytechnical Institute. • Susan 
Hayes married Christopher Kehoe. 
They are living in Collinsville, CT. • 
Gwyneth O'Connor married Rich- 
ard Maguire. Gwyneth is working as a 
computer graphics training specialist 
at the Hanscom Air Force Base in 
Lexington. • Katy Connell is a nurse 
at Beth Israel. She is engaged to Ed 
Barry, a biology teacher at Matignon 
in Cambridge. • Wendy Horton 
Lash is teaching kindergarten in 
Newport. • Mary Elizabeth Riordan 
is attending Berkley for an M.Ed. • 
Tim Buckley is working for Contel 
in Dedham. • Tina Eng is attending 
NYU for her MBA and plans to marry 
later in the year. • Paul Calitri is at- 
tending Tufts Dental with classmate 
Denis Tea-King. Dennis is engaged 
to Moria Gallagher. • Dave Cabot 
has his own business in Belmont. • 
Paul and Sue (Grieco) DeBassio 
have moved to Long Island. • John 
Alvord is working for a graphic de- 
sign studio in San Francisco. • Ron 
Gendron graduated from Villanova 
law and is working for the Supreme 
Court of RI. • Lance Nelson also 
graduated from VU Law and is work- 
ing in Deleware . He is now married to 
classmate Caroline Jakubowicz, a 
fellow Cushing third girl. • Elsie 
Nolan is a TV News producer for 
WMUR-TV, Manchester, NH. • 
Rebecca Flint married West Point 
grad Robert Finkenaur last Nov. They 
reside in Phoenixville, PA • Margaret 
La Bore has been chosen as one of the 

country's outstanding first year 
teachers. She is a sixth grade teacher 
at the Gallup Hill School. • Susan 
Misasi lives in California with her 
new husband, Eric Rober. • Nancy 
Bouchard was married last Fall to 
John Meedzan. They are living in 
Lynn. Nancy is working for Liberty 
Mutual. • Beth Hirsh has hung up 
her skates and is now working for the 
"Disney on Ice" company behind the 
scenes. • Michelle Guzowski mar- 
ried Richard Litavis last summer. The 
couple resides in Hopkinton. • Karen 
Kelly married Mark Julien. They 
reside in W. Roxbury . • Maura Roach 
married Brian O'Connor. They reside 
in Bridgeport. • Classmates Joe 
Premus and Diane Arduino are 
married and living in Plainville. • 
Margaret Heffernan married John 
Trimble last Fall. They are living in 
Norwalk, CT. • Mary Cronin mar- 
ried an '86 Eagle, Steven Azzolini, last 
Fall. • Renee Archambault married 
classmate Christopher Reilly. 'Julia 
LaFond married classmate Tom 
Powers. • Suzanne Pannuto mar- 
ried Kevin Stevens. • Lisa Molina 
Heaps is enjoying married life and 
featuring a killer sun-tan down in 
Puerto Rico. • Katie Stephens 
married my old rat pal Charlie Dobens 
'86. They reside in Nashua. • Aiden 
Redman moved to San Fran after a 
wild farewell party in NYC. It was 
great to see a lot of classmates includ- 
ing; Karen Finneran, Brian Slayne, 
Mike Pellini, Laura Hatton, Tony 
Dinota, Ron Arigo and many others. 
• As for myself, I will be spending 
most of my time at the ballpark. I am 
now a corporate marketing represen- 
tative for the Philadelphia Phillies. • 
Keep your letters flowing and prepare 
for a trip to Boston in Spring of 1992 . 


Mae Joyce 

9633 Weathered Oak Court 

Bethesda, MD 20817 


I apologize for not having any notes in 
the last issue. It will never happen 
again! • As usual, I will start with the 
marriages in our class: Maria Elena 
Sabatier and Paul Taormina, Susan 
Aledda and Paul Fuller, Agostinho 
Campanario and Lynn M. 
Scannapieco, Katherine Armstrong 
and Sean Doonan, Karen Voss and 
James Simone, James Marano and 
Jacquelyn Lee Blanche, Kelley Ann 
Beaurline and Leonard Holmgren, 
Christina Lynch and Kevin Ferreri, 
Lynn Marie Jones and Matthew 
Pretka, Rebecca Clothier and 


Jonathan Case, Daniel Feeney and 

Lisa LaBollita, Patrick Delany and 
Tammie Bowes, Carolyn Boyce and 
John McDonough, Ellen Dadekian 
and Jeffrey Palumbo, Tobi-Lee 
Jackowitz and Robert Martin, Dor- 
othy Dobens and Tim Sullivan, 
Tiffany Burrus and Francais Duda, 
Michael Seyffert and Lisa Robinson, 
Sophia Petradelis and Jonathan 
Petromelis, Anne Michelle Rawls 
and Kenneth Languedoc, Clarisse 
Fairbanks and Dr. Amir Tulchinsky, 
Sandra McLellan and Rocco 
Ciarlone, Tim LeBlanc and Janie 
Callahan, Kelley Burns '89 and Philip 
San t all a, Kim Johnston and Lt. Tim 
Brooks, Eileen Cullin and Paul 
Anastasia, John McLaughlin and 
Kim Kohoskie, and Francais Fragano 
and Maureen Fitzpatrick. Congratu- 
lations to everyone. • A very special 
Congratulations to Kathy Hickey and 
Kevin Rudden on their engagement. 
They have dated since freshman year 
and now plan to be married in De- 
cember 1992. What's the hurry?! • I 
was surprised to see some BC pals 
while on vacation in Vail, CO. I was 
with Jen Hanssen and PamPlunkett 
and saw Carter Simms on the slopes. 
He was with the Kevster Howley, 
Dave Craft, John Cardeau and his 
fiancee, Julie Miller, Theresa Palao, 
and Amy Townsend. We had a blast. 
It was great to see all of you! • I also 
saw Greg Rogers and Randy Tetek 
in Newport Beach, CA. Greg is work- 
ing in film production in LA and 
Randy has joined his old roommate 
Greg Greene flying jets in the Ma- 
rines. • Speaking of California, I re- 
ceived a letter from Chris Galli . He is 
building houses in the Bay area and is 
currently fixing-up one he bought for 
himself. He is also flying quite a bit 
since he has received his pilot's license. 
• Peter Sullivan dropped in to 
Washington for an intensive training 
program for the FDIC. He is living in 
Boston. I heard the other Sullie, Jim 
Sullivan has moved to DC but have 
yet to see him. • Back in Boston, 
Peter Weber, Chris Galeazzi, and 
Tim Cooper live together. Peter 
works for Coopers & Lybrand, Chris 
is working at the State House, and 
Tim is planning to move out west to 
work forTidist. • Kenny Hodge has 
been skating his heart out for the 
Minnesota Northstars and the 
Kalamazoo Wings. • Mod 7B didn't 
stray too far from BC. Dana 
Cashman, Kristen O'Leary, 
Marybeth Murphy, Dome Dobens, 
and Chris Dougherty are all work- 
ing in Boston. • Chris Donnelly has 
joined the religious education de- 
partment at Bishop Connelly School. 
• Thank you all for your letters, and 
please keep them coming! ! 



Joanne Foley 
20 Meredith Circle 
Milton, MA 02 186 

Hi again. The latest news. • Lisa 
Foreman married Kevin Dooley last 
December. The couple are in Hyde 
Park. • Brian Charbonnier and M. 
J. Andriole were engaged last year. • 
Melissa Trotta has moved back to 
Boston and is currendy pursuing a 
Master's in Higher Education Ad- 
ministrationatBC. 'Amy Wilson was 
returned from London where she was 
working for Ernst & Young. • Wel- 
come back to all that served in the 
Gulf as a 2nd Lieutenant in Army 
Reserves. • Kim Kauffman and Pe- 
ter Bates Jr. were married recendy. • 
Rebecca Clothier and Jonathan 
Case were married and are now at- 
tending Babson Business School. • 
Lisa Aloisio is a nurse at Sturdy 
Memorial Hospital. She married Gary 
McLintocklastyear. • Linda Nichols 
married Chris Poirier '88. Linda is a 
teacher at Brown School in North 
Pole, AL. • John Taylor was hon- 
ored last year by the governor for his 
work with Russian immigrants. • Lisa 
Quinn is employed by Secret Service. 

• John Davidson is teaching and 
coaching at Brewster Academy. • 
Kathleen Delaney married Chris- 
topher Pellegrino last year. Kathleen 
is a special education teacher. • Paul 
DeGeronimo married Suzanne 
Lapointe. • Christopher Downing, 
Colleen Chaisson, Gina 
Tottenham, David Boland and 
Renee Martin have formed a band of 
travelling mimes called "Mime 
Forchange.." They would like to 
extend on invitation to Moira 
McLaughlin to join the group. • 
David Connelly and Sean Roper 
have joined the religious education 
dept. in Fall River at Bishop Connolly. 

• Jim Biestek is a marketing repre- 
sentative for Allnet Communication 
Services in Cambridge. • Stephan 
Klakowicz is an admissions officer 
for minority recruitment at SMU. • 
Lisa Gill married David Howard. The 
couple is living in Wmthrop. • An- 
thony S. "Boomer" Dellorfano is 
engaged to Lizza Miller '90. Anthony 
is working for an import-export 
company in Hingham. The couple is 
living in Hull. Anthony is also work- 
ing on his second book. He claims the 
reason why no one saw his first book 
was due to the fact that he neglected 
to use vowels!! • Mary Jolie married 
Luis Carreiro. • Kelley Burns mar- 
ried Philip Santalla '88 lastyear. They 
are living in Bayside, NY. • Claire 

Olivier and Sean Kenney were 
married and are residing in Portland, 
OR. • Peter Murphy and Marijane 
Sexton '88 are planning to marry in 
June 1991. Peter is employed at Mass. 
Financial Services in Boston. • Hope 
everyone has a great summer wherever 
you are. 


Kara Corso 
10 Millstone Dr. 
Avon, CT 06001 
(203) 673-9764 

Greetings classmates! Here's the most 
recent update on our goings-on: 
Congratulations to William Lach 
who was awarded the first Joseph 
Dever Fellowship, given to a graduate 
pursuing a career in writing. Both 
Dever '42 and Lach were editors of 
the Stylus. • John McWhinnie was 
awarded a Fullbright Fellowship for 
study and research in the Philippines. 
He left in June for a teaching assign- 
ment at the Atenao, a Jesuit Univer- 
sity in Manila. • Last summer Greg 
Gonser became one of the first 
Americans to live in suburban 
Czechoslavakia since WWII. Greg 
lived with a member of Parliament in 
a suburb of Prague for two months 
and taught English. • After a pilgrim- 
age to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia and 
months of discernment Michael 
Mendoza has decided to become a 
seminarian with the Salesians of St. 
Don Bosco. • Jennifer Mullare is an 
editorial assistant for Modern Materi- 
als Handling magazine at Cahners 
Publishing in Newton. • Stephanie 
Rasanelli is working for Virginia 
Realty and Development Co. as a real 
estate broker; she lives in Richmond. 
• Kelli Schubert is nurse in Phila- 
delphia and will marry in Colorado in 
May. • Debbie Benson is teaching 
second grade at the Vogel School in 
Wrentham. • Karen Shahbazian 
participated in the 1 4th annual Arme- 
nian Assembly of America summer 
intern program and worked for the 
Federal Reserve Bank in Washing- 
ton. • Tina Palumbo is teaching 
kindergarten at Brookfield Elemen- 
tary School in MA • Laurie Palmer 
teaches at the Wolcott School. • 
Cheryl Grady is pursuing a master's 
degree in pastoral ministry at the 
Theological Institute at BC. • Julie 
Hall is in her first year at Dickenson 
Law School. • Ina Howard com- 
pleted a six-week pre-law program 
this past summer, also at Dickenson. • 
Alicia Sherry has become the sports 
editor of the Farmington Valley Herald 

in Simsbury, CT. • Kristi Budd was 
named media and community rela- 
tions assistant at Harvard Commu- 
nity Health Plan in Brookline.* Tish 
Niro is a staff accountant at Ernst & 
Young in Worcester. • Sarah 
Molumphy works for the Big Six 
firm in Boston. • Joseph Zaccheo 
joined the Quincy-based accounting 
firm O'Connor & Drew last Novem- 
ber. • Cathy Shiga is majoring in 
visual arts administration/museums 
at NYU. • Karen Kelliher teaches at 
Nativity Middle School for boys in 
Roxbury. • Special congratulations to 
Mike Kavney (yeah Coach!) for 
landing a computers position with 
Delta Airlines in Adanta. • Deborah 
Roy was commissioned an ensign in 
the Navy Nurse Corps Reserves. • A 
special hello to all of our classmates 
who are participating in the JVC all 
over the country: Joe Keazry Doherty, 
Tara MacDonaldry Margaret Lewis, 
Brian Friel, Geraldine Abello, Cathy 
Rohan, Carolyn O'Sheaureen 
Keough, Hillary Flynn, Charlie 
Yzaguirre, Trisha Kelly, Sara 
McCarthy, Kerry Dineen, Caidin 
Meagher, Colleen Rielly, Charlie 
Krustas, Missy Swope, Liz Roy, Kim 
Clelandureen Stimming, Stacey 
Loucks, Sue Eggersry Morris, Chris- 
tine Zaskey and Bob Cherry among 
many others. (Thanks a million to 
Carrie Graham who sent me a mam- 
moth letter packed with info!). • 
Marilena Stephens is in Africa with 
the Peace Corps for two years. • 
Jennifer Pickens is living in Kansas 
City and working for Lincoln Insur- 
ance Co. • Laura Shubilla and Dyan 
Furey are teachinginjamaica. • Brian 
Dumais and Rich Walker are living 
in Redando Beach, LA and working 
for Toyota. • Jackie Fangonil is a 
paralegal in a Boston firm and plans to 
attend law school in the fall. • Colleen 
Duggan is living and working in 
Bangkok, Thailand and will marry 
boyfriend Aaron in Boston in the 
Spring. • Liz Padula returned from a 
summer in Germany and is working 
and living in Colorado with Molly 
Dinsella. • Stephanie Sheehan is a 
stockbroker at Barry Murphy Co. in 
Boston. • Mary Clark Linbeck is 
workingatLloyd'sofLondon. • Other 
BC grads in London include Rori 
Liss, Andy Melett and Amy 
Heselton. • Jenny Royes works for 
Chase Manhattan in NYC. • Marga 
Ciabattoni attends George Wash- 
ington Law School in DC. • Francis 
Gannon and Neal Splaine are still at 
BC getting master's degrees in English 
and Political Science, respectively. 
They keep themselves busy as heads 
of Alumni bartending. • Peter Forand 
works for Arthur Anderson & Co. in 
Hartford. • Molly Dempsey lives in 

Seattle and works for an advertising 
agency. • Dan Noonan is living in 
Chicago, working for Sen. Alan 
Dixon's office and plans to attend law 
school. • Sarah Patten Loyola Law 
School in Chicago. • Paul Walsh is in 
his first year at Suffolk Law. • Patrice 
Ryan is in the public relations dept. of 
Neiman-Marcus in Washington. • 
Ken Keyes works for Versys Com- 
puters in Dedham. 'Lulu Kermond, 
Cecilia Velasquez and Lee Landry 
all work for Houghton-Mifflin in 
Boston. • Kathleen Beeman attends 
the Medill School of Journalism in 
Chicago. • Cathy Girr pursues a 
graduate degree in creative writing at 
UCal, Davis. • Congratulations to all 
the engaged and newlywed couples: 
Pete Alai and Sara Cyr; Wayne 
Wallace and Sue Tarr are both en- 
gaged to be married. •James Areklett 
married Kelli-AnnVautour '91 August 
12 in Saugus. • Sean Kenney mar- 
ried Claire Olivieron August 31. 
They five in Portland, OR. • Nicole 
Peluso married Robert Vanech 
December 29 in Greenwich. Nicole 
is account manager at the law offices 
of Frank N. Peluso in Stamford. 
Robert is an account representative 
for MCI in Boston. • Susan Stambach 
became Mrs. Mark Sampson Sep- 
tember 29. Susan works at Ropes & 
Gray Law Firm in Boston. • Robert 
Martin married Tobi-Lee Jakowitz 
August 12 at St. Ignatius. He is a 
business manager for New England 
Health and Racquet Centers. • Well, 
that's it for now. Keep those letters 
coming! Best of luck to the graduat- 
ing class of '91 , especially to Hugh. 


Jane T. Crimlisk '74 
1 1 3 Sherman Rd. 
Chestnut Hill 02 167 

Mary Oldmixon '87 has been pro- 
moted to the position of senior ac- 
countant at O'Connor & Drew, P.C., 
CPAs, of Quincy. • Patricia Antonelli 
'86 has been named an associate at 
Partridge, Snow & Hahn. Her prac- 
tice focuses on foreclosure and 
bankruptcy law. • Sheila Kelley '86 
received her J.D. degree from New 
England School of Law last June. • 
Paul Barrett '84, the Boston Rede- 
velopment Authority's assistant di- 
rector of Harbor Planning and De- 
velopment, is a daily runner and has 
run in both the New York and Boston 
Marathons since 1984. Paul credits 
Mayor Raymond Flynn and Police 
Commissioner Francis Roache for 
their encouragement him to run in 

marathons. • Elaine Cipolla 
McKenna '83 is a certified profes- 
sional electrologist as well as a li- 
censed electrology instructor and 
conducts her business in Arlington at 
the Mary M. Cipolla Electrology and 
Esthetic offices. • Joseph Pasquale 
'83, who has served more than four 
years on the appointed finance com- 
mittee, is ready to try his hand at 
becoming a selectman for the Town 
of Mansfield. • Thomas Folan '8 1 of 
Westwood was appointed divisional 
sales manager/retail north in the ad- 
vertising department of The Boston 
Globe. • Thomas Venables '80, 
president and CEO of Grove Bank, 
says the institution believes strongly 
in community lending. A new branch 
was recendy opened off Route 9 in 
Chestnut Hill. • James Ouellette 
79 wrote to inform me of his recent 
promotion as senior VP of the retail 
division of Citizens-Union Savings 
Bank in Fall River. • John J. Cohane 
74, VP of human resources, Boston 
Gas Co., is one of this year's man- 
agement recipients of the Cushing- 
Gavin Award presented by the Labor 
Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston. • 
Antonio Simoes '67, a professor and 
director ofbilingual education atNew 
York University, has received a 
Fullbright grant to conduct research 
and to lecture in Lisbon, Portugal. • 
George Hogarty, Jr., '64 has been 
named director of investor relations 
by The Western Company of North 
America, Houston. • Edward Dowd 
'63 plans to run for selectman for the 
Town of Braintree in April. • 
Augustus Camelio '56 of Milton, 
who is general counsel to AFSCME 
Council 93 , is another recipient of the 
Cushing-Gavin Award. Congratula- 
tions and good luck to all of you in 
your outstanding accomplishments. • 
Best wishes and congratulations are 
in order for the following couples 
who have recendy exchanged wedding 
vows. Patricia Kinahan '87 and 
Vincent Smith; Karen Alice Wahlers 
'87 and Eben R. Myrick; Ruth Ber- 
keley '86 and Michael Stenson; 
Kathleen Donnelly '86 and David 
Hines; and Christine Burns '85 and 
Paul Alexander. • Prayers and con- 
dolences are extended to the families 
of recently deceased alumni: Sr. 
Miriam L. Kelley '31, Julia C. 
McAndrew '32, Sr. Helen 
O'Sullivan '47, Michael Murtagh 
'53ry McElroy '55, John Donovan 
'56, Joseph Gluckert and Thomas 
Quinn '58, Robert Mclnnis '60, 
Robert Fannon '67, Rosemary 
Landauer '81, and Kurt Vermeulen 
'83. May they rest in peace. Happy 


Dean Donald J. White '44 
Boston College 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 

Cynthia Chase Adams, MS Nurs- 
ing , community health '85 has been 
appointed Director of Nursing, 
Quality Assurance and Special 
Projects at St. Francis Hospital and 
Med Center in Granby, CT. • 
Edmund Borges, M.Ed., educ. 
admin. '86 has been appointed prin- 
cipal at the Acushnet Elementary 
School. • Mary Bruton,MS Nursing 
' 5 7 , was presented the Award of Merit 
by the St. Anselm College Alumni 
Assoc, given to those with unusual 
standing in his or her chosen field 
who has a history of distinguished 
service to the community. • Daniel 
Cabral, D.Ed.'85, has returned to 
Somerset to accept the position of 
supt. of schools. • Robert K Car- 
penter CAES '80, has joined the 
Fiorentini Law Offices in Haverhill 
in a position "Of Counsel" engaged 
in the general practice of law. • Sr. 
Catherine Julie Clancy MA classi- 
cal languages, '63 , was honored by the 
St. Thomas Aquinas High School 
Alumni Assoc, at the second annual 
Distinguished Service and Achieve- 
ment Awards Dinner. • Norma 
Komegay Clarke Ph.D., psychology 
'81 has been promoted to the rank of 
assoc. prof, at Berklee College of 
Music. • F. Edward Coughlin, MA 
pastoral ministry '80, is the new di- 
rector of the Franciscan Institute at 
St. Bonaventure Univ. • David 
Daviau, MA French '84, has been 
named assist. Principal of Clarke 
Middle School in Bedford. • Angelo 
DiDomenico, MA math '67, was 
presented a 1990 State Presidential 
Award for Excellence in Mathematics 
Teaching at a ceremony held in the 
governors office in Boston. • Laura 
Diorio,MAhighered. '90, wasnamed 
coordinator for student activities and 
leadership development at UNH, CT. 
• Torrance Downes, MS coastal 
geology '81, recendy began working 
as an environmental analyst for the 
Dept. of Environmental Protection's 
coastal resources mgmt. division. • 
Joseph Fish, Ph.D. psychology '84, a 
Certified Psychologist, has been ap- 
pointed coordinator of the new be- 
havioral medicine and pain manage- 
ment program at the Merrimack Val- 
ley Counseling Assoc. • Zita M. 
Fleming, MA classical lang. andhum. 
'63, was recendy appointed as new 
director of the Archdiocesan Office of 
AIDS Ministry by His Eminence, 

i Bernard Cardinal Law. • Sr. Patricia 
Fogle, MA CAES admin, and mgmt. 
'86, was appointed V.P. of support 
services at St. Francis Hospital, PA • 
George Frappier, MA social science 
'60, has been named vicar for Social 
Ministry of Providence, all of the di- 
ocesan social service activities will be 
combined under the single vicariate. 

• Todd Graff, MA theology '89, has 
joined Catholic Charities of the Dio- 
cese of Winona as coordinator of 
Diocesan Social Action Programs. • 
Rev. Daniel M. Graham, MEd. re- 
ligious ed. 75, has been appointed 
pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Quincy. • 
Dr. Dorothy Higgins, Ph.D., 
chemistry '66, has taken the position 
as Dean of the School of Arts and 
Sciences at Teikyo Post Univ., Japan. 

• Kyo Jhin, MA math '67, has been 
appointed exec. asst. to the Secretary 
ofVeteran Affairs, DC. • Markjoyce, 
D.Ed. '86, was elected president of 
the NH School Administrators Assoc. 
, an assoc. based on volunteerism in 
education. • Eva Kampits, Ph.D. 
germanic studies 77, Academic Dean 
of Pine Manor College has been ap- 
pointed by the governor to the MA 
Educational Technology Advisory 
Council (ETAC). • Thomas 
LaGrasta, M.Ed. '67, has been named 
Sharon's School Superintendent to 
begin in June, 1991. • Fr. Americo 
Lapati, MA political science, is now 
pastor emeritus of St. Joan of Arc 
Parish in Cumberland, KJ. 'James F. 
Manning, MA English '60, has been 
appointed headmaster of the National 
Sports Academy in Lake Placid. • 
WilliamMass, Ph.D. economics '84, 
has been appointed assoc. prof, in the 
Policy and Planning Dept. at the Univ. 
of Lowell. • Terrance 
McGillicuddy,MA theology '83, was 
ordained to the holy priesthood in 
Jan. • Deborah McGowan, MA 
counseling psych. '83, is the newly 
hired special assistant to the prosecu- 
tor for Sexual Assault Prevention and 
Victims Services in Somerset County. 

• Jonathan McIntire,MEd., has been 
named director of student services for 
the Orleans Southwest Supervisory 
Union. • Karen Michalson, MA 
English '85 has accepted a tenure track 
position at the Univ. of CT at Storrs; 
she will be teaching and working on 
her journal, Children's Literature. • 
Garry Murphy, Ph.D. educ. admin 
'90, has been appointed business 
manager for the Triton regional 
school district.* Paul Nachlas, MS 
geology '85, is an appointee to the 
newly formed Environmental Advi- 
sory Council in Hershey, PA • Bar- 
bara Natale, MST 74, is the Ch. 1 
math coordinator at the Tamworth 
School, NH. • Robert H. (Barney) 
Oldfield, MS geology & geophysics 


'73, on active duty in Saudi Arabia 
with the 475 Mobile Army Surgical 
Hospital (MASH) is due home Apr. 
11. Congratulations! • Thomas 
Pezzullo, Ph.D. educ. research '71, 
has taken the position of V.P. for 
Development and College Relations 
at RI. College. • Alan Rosenfeld, MA 
sociology '69, was recendy appointed 
V.P. for planning and program devel- 
opment at Youville Hosp. & Rehab 
Center in Cambridge. • Guy Rotella, 
Ph.D. English '76, has had his book, 
Reading and Writing Nature: The Po- 
etry of Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, 
Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop, 
published by Northeastern Univ. 
Press. • Sr. Patricia Rumse, MEd. 
'70, took over as principal at Holy 
Cross School in Springfield. • Rob- 
ert Dello Russo, Ph.D. psychology 
'81, has been appointed exec, director 
of the North End Union in Boston. • 
Daniel Schwarz, MA ed. psych.'83, 
has been named director of counsel- 
ing services at Cabrini College in 
Radnor. • Jeannette Sheehan, MS 
nursing, comm. health '83, has been 
appointed to the newly created posi- 
tion of specialty program manager at 
theVisitingNurseAssoc.ofBoston. • 
Helen Skrzyniarz, Ph.D. philoso- 
phy '84, is director of curriculum, 
instruction and testing for the 
Middleborough public schools and is 
working with the Avon School Com- 
mittee on Certification in two areas 
required for school superintendents. 
• Henry I. Smith, Ph.D. physics '66, 
has been named MIT's Prof, in Elec- 
trical Engineering. • Linda M. Spink, 
D.Ed. '84,isthenewV.P.forinstruc- 
tion at Mohawk Valley Community 
College. • Paul Squarcia, D.Ed. '87, 
has a new three-year contract as supt. 
of the Silver Lake Regional School 
District. • Kimberly Sweeney, MA 
Ed. '89, has been elected to the Keene, 
NH State College Alumni Assoc, 
board of directors. • Francis S. Tebbe 
O.F.M., M.Ed. '82, has begun a fac- 
ulty appointment and administrative 
duties as assoc. director of the Insti- 
tute for Pastoral and Social Ministry 
at the Univ. of Notre Dame, IN. • 
Domenic Ted, MA philosophy '60 
has been named director of admis- 
sions at St. Mary College in 
Leavenworth. •James Vivian, Ph.D. 
psychology '91 has been awarded a 
postdoctoral appointment at the Univ. 
ofKent, England. • Richard Wallace, 
D.Ed. '66, superintendent of the 
Pittsburgh public schools is the first 
school super, in the country to receive 
the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in 
Education for his programs which 
have made Pittsburgh a national model 
of urban educational reform. • 
Michael Whelan, MA theology '82, 
has been named exec, director of the 


Merrimack Valley Catholic Schools 
United. • Fr. James Yannarell, SJ., 

MS nursing '84, has been elected exec, 
director of the Catholic Medical 
Mission Board, Inc. •Marilyn Young, 
MA English '60, recendy received the 
Sears-RoebuckFoundation Award for 
teaching excellence from Regis Col- 


Nancy Sandman '85 
2 Lafayette Cir. 
Wellesley, MA02181 

William G. O'Hare '57 has been 
promoted to senior vice president and 
senior real estate officer in the com- 
mercial lending department at 
Lawrence Savings Bank. • M. Alan 
Sussman '62 died in late November; 
we extend our sincere condolences to 
his family. • Richard F. Laffin '63, 
president of RSTM Associates, and 
author of two books on small busi- 
ness, presented a workshop on man- 
agement of small business in 
Marshfield last fall. Through his 
consulting firm, Dick serves clients 
ranging from the Hallmark Corpo- 
ration and FTD Florists to several 
regional malls. • Charles R. Ratto 
'64 has become vice president for stu- 
dent affairs at Fitchburg State College. 
• John Flanagan '66 has become an 
assistant professor of aviation man- 
agement at St. Francis College in 
Brooklyn; he is currently president of 
a transportation management con- 
sulting firm in Stamford, CT.» Ri- 
chard Santos '69 has been promoted 
to senior vice president for worldwide 
sales at IRIS Graphics in Bedford. • 
Kenneth J. Keyes '70 died last 
summer. At the time of his death, he 
was president of Accounting Corpo- 
ration of America. We extend our 
deepest sympathy to his family. • 
Stephen Fabbrucci '71, director of 
personnel and affirmative action at 
Northern Essex Community College 
received a Commonwealth Citation 
for Outstanding Performance; this 
award honors employees of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
who demonstrate innovation, cre- 
ativity and dedication to their work. • 
Paul L. Brennan '72 has been ap- 
pointed vice president and chief fi- 
nancial officer of RISO in Danvers, a 
wholely owned subsidiary of RISO 
Kagaku Corporation, a Japanese 
manufacturer and distributor of digital 
duplicating equipment and supplies. 
• Paul A. Perrault '75 became 
president and chief executive officer 
of Chittenden Corporation and 
Chittenden Bank; Chittenden Cor- 
poration is the holding corporation 

for Chittenden Bank which has assets 
of $1 billion and serves Vermonters 
from 39 office throughout the state. 
• William J. Walsh '80 has been 
elected president, CEO and director 
of Southstate Bank for Savings, a 
Brockton-based subsidiary of The 
One Bancorp. • Edward M. (Ned) 
Gordon '81 has joined the Laconia 
law firm of Wescott, Millham and 
Dyer. • Norman C. Chambers '82 is 
chief executive of Rockwater, an off- 
shore contractor based in Aberdeen, 
Scodand. • Philip N. Shapiro '82 is 
chief financial officer of the Massa- 
chusetts Water Resources Authority; 
he oversees development activities of 
the l,600person,$200millionagency 
and manages the debt issuance process 
and relationships with the financial 
community. • Roberta D. Ornstein 
'83 has been named senior vice 
president and assistant treasurer of 
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust 
Company, the principal subsidiary of 
The Boston Company; she is re- 
sponsible for assest/liability manage- 
ment, institutional credit and investor 
relations. • Mary N. Jones '84 has 
been elected assistant vice president 
in the product management division 
at BayBanks Systems, Inc.; she is re- 
sponsible for product development 
and management of investment 
products including retail CDs, IRAs, 
and safe deposit boxes. • Joan Ford 
Mongeau, '86wasrecendypromoted 
to manager in the Information 
Technology Audit Services practice 
in the Boston office of Coopers & 
Lybrand. Joan specializes in serving 
clients in the microcomputer and fi- 
nancial services industries. • Stephan 
Friedman, '87 has been appointed 
assistant vice president/commercial 
loan officer of the Bank of Vermont. 
• Lilia Lau, ' 88 recendy accepted the 
position of comptroller at Romero 
Group, a commercial and agro-in- 
dustrial group in the northern part of 
Panama; she'd be interested in hear- 
ing from classmates at P.O. Box 47 - 
B, David, Chiriqui, Republic of 
Panama, Central America. 


Sr. Joanne Westwater, RGS, '55 
256 Harvard St. 
Wollaston, MA 02 1 70 
(617] 328-5053 

Kathleen McMahon '90, has joined 
the staff ofThe Youth Commission in 
Stoughton. • Joan M. Bouchard '89, 
is Treatment Coordinator for 
Emerson House in Falmouth . • Mary 
Driscoll '88, is Employee Assistance 
Coordinator for Watertown's 700 
employees. • Eileen S. Coogan '87, 

is Coordinator of Allocations for 
Project Bread in Boston. • Christo- 
pher Loeffler, CCSW, LICSW, '87, 
is clinical social worker/psychothera- 
pist with Riverview Psychiatric Asso- 
ciates in Exeter, NH. • Carolyn C. 
Bloom '86, is Training Coordinator / 
Clinician for the ME. Employee As- 
sistance Program. • Heather A. 
McDonald '85, is Coordinator of 
Residential Care for Catholic Chari- 
ties in Worcester. • Jeannette E. Leaf 
'85, is Forensic Clinical Social Worker 
for Basic Health Management in 
Boston. • Ivy Prescott Dwyer 84, is 
Clinical Supervisor for St. Lukes 
Hospital in New Bedford. • Claudia 
Wies Kalberg '84 is Social Worker 
for the Dept. of Public Welfare in 
Boston. • Patricia Jenkins '83, is 
Psychotherapist for Lifeline Coun- 
seling in Amherst. • Holly Forbes 
Leon '83, issocial worker forConcord 
Early Intervention in Concord, MA 
• Judith E. Castelluccio '83, is 
Clinical Social WorkerforMetrowest 
Mental Health Assoc, in Marlboro. • 
Robert L. Smith '82, is Director of 
Residential Services for DR. SC Fuller 
Mental Health in Boston. • Christine 
G. Gagne '82 , is teaching Sex Educa- 
tion for LAMO Elementary Program 
inNorthboro. • Kathleen T. Munro 
Hughes '82 , is Community Relations 
Rep. for the Anna Jacques Hosp. in 
Newburyport. • PriscilleJ. Cote '82, 
is Director of Consumer Services for 
the Dept. of Human Services, Bureau 
of Medical Services, St. House Station 
11 in Augusta, ME. • Nancy M. 
Lafosse '81, is Mental Health Coor- 
dinator for Harvard Community 
Health Plan in Nashua, NH. • Helen 
Abel man Borowski '80, is Coordi- 
nator for Linkages Project in South 
Yarra, Victoria, Australia. • Ellen 
Babits Dodge '80, is Psychotherapist 
for Eastern Conn. Psychiatric Assoc, 
in Norwich, CT. • Cliff D. Scott '80 
is Human resources Manager for BBN 
Communications Corp. in Cam- 
bridge. • Charlene A. Golub '79, is 
Pediatric Social Worker for the 
UMass Medical Center, South 
County Pediatric Center in Webster. 
• Elizabeth Rose White '78, is in 
private practice as a Psychotherapist 
in Quincy.* Marcia Corrigan Mee 
Lee ' 7 8 , is Image Consultant for Color 
One Associates in Newtonville. • 
Louise Alexander Marks '78, is 
Director of Residential Services for 
the Dept. of Mental Health in Cam- 
bridge. •RuthM.Faris'77, is also in 
private practice as a psychotherapist 
in Somerville. • Adrianne Cady '76, 
is clinical social worker for the RI. 
Dept. Children & Family in Provi- 
dence. • Nancy K Kaufman '76, is 
now Director of the Jewish Commu- 
nity Relations Council. Nancy has 

written extensively on the homeless; 
served as adjunct professor at BU's 
School of Social Work, and during 
her career has earned a number of 
awards. • Sherry G. Rubin 76, is in 
private practice in Coattsville, PA. • 
Jack Weldon 74, is Director of out- 
patient and community-based services 
at Concord-Assabet Adolescent Ser- 
vices. • Joseph Mansfield 74, has 
joined the Counseling Center of 
Nashua, NH. • Dick Chevrefils 71, 
is now Director of Children & Youth 
Services and Director of Elderly & 
Adult Services in NH. Dick was the 
1977 Outstanding Young Man of 
Nashua and of NH. • Alan B. 
Hutchinson is Pastor of the First 
Universalist Church in Harrisville, 
PJ. • Sr. Anne Hogan, SSJ '69, spent 
last summer with a Fulbright group at 
Chulalongkorn Univ. in Bangkok. Sr. 
Anne's focus was preparing curricu- 
lum for Elder Hosterlers who are 
interested in International Education. 
•MaryJunGuerra '69, is SeniorCase 
Manager for North Shore Elder 
Services in Danvers. • J. Gregory 
Shea '66, is Executive Director ofTri 
County Mental Health in Lewiston, 
ME. • Madelaine Y. St. Amand '65, 
is Division Director of Health Man- 
agement Systems, Inc. in Boston. • 
Mary Finn Goggin '56, is Manager 
of Social Services of Hoag Memorial 
Hospital, Presbyterian in Newport 
Beach, CA • Adele Hanna Martz 
'54, is in Energy Conservation with 
the Seattle City Light in Seattle, WA. 
Adele has moved to Redmond, WA • 
Angelo W. Lamanna '51, is Intake 
Coordinator for St. Catherine's 
Center for Children in Albany, NY. • 
We are sorry to learn of the deaths of 
former classmates: Betty E. O'Malley 
'49 died in Dec. '90. • Patricia A. 
HaUahan '58, died on 10/14/89 of a 
heart attack. • Sanrine P. Capria '60, 
died of cancer on 12/29/90. • Philip 
Harvey Woodes '65, died unex- 
pectedly on 1 1/16/90. • Robert Ott 
'66, died after a brief illness in Nov. 
'90. • Kathleen A. Coffin '82, died 
unexpectedly on 5/18/90. • Each of 
these individuals made an impact in 
the field of social work and we regret 
our inability to list their outstanding 
contributions to humanity. Our sym- 
pathy and prayers are extended to 
their loved ones, friends and co- 
workers. • Our congratulations are 
extended to former alumni who have 
married: Adriana DeMello '90 mar- 
ried Peter Gregory Erickson in Sept. 
'90. The couple live in Winchester. 
Adriana works as a clinical psychiatric 
social worker at McLean Hospital; 
Sheila Marie Flynn '88, married 
Stephen Alexander Russo on 4/28/ 
90. This couple now live in Norwalk, 
CT. Sheila is a social worker for 

Milford Hospital. • Mary Kathryn 
Hayward '87, married Michael E. 
Specht on 1 0/7/90. Mary Kathryn is a 
social worker employed by Southboro 
Office of Youth and Family Services. 
The couple live in Norwood . • Karen 
Lynn Steudel and Jeffrey Adam 
Dwass were married on 6/17/90. 
Karen and Jeffrey live in Philadelphia. 

• Martha Jane Queenin '86, mar- 
ried Michael Palmer. Martha is a 
psychotherapist at Lexington High 
School. They reside in Arlington, MA. 

• Nancy Hanks '83, married Richard 
Mark Sundeen on 9/1/90 in Aspen, 
CO. Nancy is currently director of 
personnel at the Hotel Jerome in 
Aspen. They reside in Aspen. 


Cathy Dernoncourt 
Director of Alumni Relations 
Barat House 
885 Centre Street 
Newton, MA 02 159 

Robert J. Schiller '51, formerly with 
the firm of Schiller, Pandiscio & 
Kusmer, has joined the Boston firm of 
Gaston & Snow as Of Counsel. 
Schiller concentrates his practice in 
the area of patent, trademark and 
copyright law. • Maxwell Heiman 
'57, was sworn in as a judge of the 
Connecticut Appellate Court. •James 
A. Redden '54 has become Chief 
Judge of the Federal District Court 
for the District of Oregon. Judge 
Redden was also appointed, by United 
States Supreme Court Chief Justice 
William H. Renquist, to a three year 
term on the Committee on the Judi- 
cial Branch ofthe Judicial Conference. 

• Theodore C. Regnante '61, a 
managing partner of the Peabody, 
law firm ofRegnante, Regnante, Sterio 
& Osborne, was recendy appointed a 
corporator of Eastern Bank in Lynn. 

• Robert J. Martin '62, was recendy 
named the North Adantic Region's 
outstanding board member by the 
Child Welfare League of America. 
Martin, a partner with the Worcester, 
law firm of Mirick, O'Connell, 
DeMallie and Lougee is president of 
the Worcester Children's Friend 
Society. • StephenJ. Paris '63naging 
partner of the Boston law firm of 
Morrisonhoney & Miller, has been 
elected president of The Society of 
Chartered Property and Casualty 
Underwriters. 'John G. Ganick '65, 
has become Of Counsel to the New- 
ton, law firm of Vacovecyotte & 
Singer. • RobertJ.MuldoonJr. '65, 
a partner in the Boston law firm of 
Sherin & Lodgen, has been elected 
first vice president of Massachusetts 

Continuing Legal Education Inc. • 
Kevin F. Moloney '66, a share 
holder in the Boston law firm ofBarron 
& Stadfeld, was reelected President 
ofthe Board of Trustees ofthe Boston 
Public Library. • Charles A. Abdella 
'67,has been named the 1990Crusader 
ofthe Year by the Holy Cross Club of 
Greater Worcester (MA). Abdella 
practices with die Worcester law firm 
of McGuire and McGuire. • Arnold 
R. Rosenfeld '67, has been appointed 
to the position of Bar Counsel for the 
Massachusetts Board ofBar Overseers. 
Rosenfeld has been Chief Counsel for 
the Massachusetts Committee for 
Public Counsel Services since 1984. • 
Harvey J. Abel '69, has established 
the independent accounting firm of 
Abel, Rogers & Sullivan located in 
Andover. • Ernest A. Jette 70, has 
been elected President ofthe Nashua, 
New Hampshire, Bar Association for 
1991. Jette is associated with the 
Nashua law firm of Hamblett & 
Kerrigan PA. • Leo V. Boyle 71, a 
partner with the Boston law firm of 
Meehan, Boyle & Cohen and Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Bar Asso- 
ciation, has been named a fellow of 
the American College of Trial Law- 
yers. • Allan R. Campbell 71, for- • 
merly General Counsel at Dennison 
Manufacturing Co., has been elected 
Vice President of the Corporation 
and General Counsel by Unitrode 
Corporation of Lexington. • Jerome 
H. Grossman 72 , has announced the 
formation of his law firm, Gray and 
Grossman, located in Dover, New 
Hampshire. • Garrick F. Cole 73, 
formerly with the firm of Boyd 
MacCrellish & Wheeler, has become 
Of Counsel to the Boston law firm of 
Smith, Duggan & Johnson. • David 
T. Flanagan 73, Senior Vice Presi- 
dent for Law and Finance ofthe Cen- 
tral Maine Power Company, has be- 
come Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees of the University of Maine 
System. • TerranceJ. Hamilton 7 3 , 
a partner with the Boston law firm of 
Casner & Edwards, has contributed a 
chapter entitled "Effects of Statutes 
of Limitations on Claims Recovery" 
to the second edition of the book, 
Handling Fidelity, Surety and Financial 
Risk Claims^ published by Wiley Law 
Publications. • Joseph M. Healey, 
Jr. 73, an associate professor of 
community medicine at the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut Health Center, 
has been named the top teacher of 
health law in the US by the American 
Society of Law & Medicine. • Louis 
P. Aloise 75, has become a partner in 
the Worcester law firm of Shumway, 
Giguere, Byrne, Fox & Aloise, P.C. • 
Diane M. Cecero 78, an Assistant 
New York State Attorney General, 
has been installed as President of the 

Greater Rochester (NY) Association 
for Women Attorneys for 1990-91. • 
Michael L. Henry 79, has been ap- 
pointed to the Board of Directors of 
the Rockingham (New Hampshire) 
Counseling Center. Henry is affili- 
ated with the Portsmouth law firm of 
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & 
Middleton. • John Pucci '80, for- 
merly with the U.S. Attorney's Office 
in Philadelphia, has been named as 
Supervisor of the Springfield branch 
of the U. S. Attorney's Office. • 
Dianne Wilkerson '81, has been 
named a partner in the Boston law 
firm of Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo. 

• Steven L. Feldman '82, has be- 
come a member of the Boston law 
firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & 
Gesmer. • William J. Ferguson, Jr. 
'82, formerly a partner in the firm of 
Watt, Tieder, Killian & Hoffar, has 
joined the Boston law firm of Gadsby 
& Hannah. • Paul J. Gallagher '82, 
formerly with the firm of Megagee 
Youngblood Franklin & Corcoran, 
P.A., has become City Solicitor for 
Atlantic City, New Jersey. •John P. 
Giuggio '82, was recendy appointed 
staff counsel for the law division ofthe 
Massachusetts Water Resources Au- 
thority. Giuggio was formerly assis- 
tant general counsel for the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, . Divi- 
sion of Capital Planning and Opera- 
tions. 'Edward M.Shea'82, has been 
elected counsel at Paul Revere In- 
surance Group of Worcester. • Wil- 
liam R. Baldiga '83, has become a 
member of the Boston law firm of 
Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer. • 
David R. Gluck '83, has joined the 
Boston law firm of Peabody & Brown. 

• James M. Kennedy '84, formerly 
Vice President of Legal and Business 
Affairs of the World International 
Network, has joined LucasArts En- 
tertainment Co. as Director of Busi- 
ness Affairs. • Kevin P. Kerr '84 has 
been appointed Vice Chairman ofthe 
Laboure Center, a health and human 
services agency. Kerr's practice is lo- 
cated in South Boston. • Heidi A. 
Schiller '84, formerly with the firm of 
Schiller, Pandiscio & Kusmer, has 
joined the Boston firm of Gaston & 
Snow as an associate. • Glen W. 
Cosman '85, and Joseph F. 
Leighton, Jr. '85, have become part- 
ners in the Boston law firm of Parker, 
Coulter, Daley & White. • David 
Fleshier '85, formerly with the firm 
of Alter & Hadden, has become As- 
sistant Director of Finance Adminis- 
tration for the Department of Port 
Control of the City of Cleveland, 
Ohio. • Renee M. Landers '85, 
Professor of Law at Boston College 
Law School, has been appointed as a 
trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and 
Ear Infirmary in Boston. • Perri 


Petricca '85, President of Unistress 
Co. in Pittsfield, has been named to 
the Board of Directors of the Norman 
Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. • 
Therese Azcue '86, formerly associ- 
ated with the Law Offices of Sherwin 
L. Kantrovitz, P.C., has announced 
the opening of her private law firm. 
The firm will be located in Maiden 
and will concentrate in worker's com- 
pensation, personal injury and crimi- 
nal law. • Joanne Mary White '88, has 
joined the Glens Falls, New York, law 
firm of Lemery & Reid as an associ- 
ate. • Richard E. Parker '89, has 
joined the banking and bankruptcy 
department of the Boston law firm of 
Kaye, Fialkow, Richmond & 
Rothstein. • Daniel J. Rose '89, has 
become associated with the Maine 
law firm of Drummond Woodsum 
Plimpton & MacMahon. • Stephen 
B. Barton '90, andjoni F. Katz '90 
have become associated with the Bos- 
ton law firm of Burns & Levinson. • 
Charles J. Doane '90, has become 
associated with the Boston law firm of 
Parker, Coulter, Daley & White. • 
Adolfo E. Jiminez '90, is associated 
with the law firm of Holland & Knight 
inMiami, Florida. 'Janet E.Josselyn 
'90, has become associated with the 
Boston law firm of Gadsby & Hannah. 
• Raul E. Martinez '90, is an Assis- 
tant District Attorney for the Bronx, 
New York. • Dennis E. McKenna 
'90, has become associated with the 
Boston law firm of Reimer & 
Braunstein. • Dawn Rich '90 re- 
cendy joined the Cambridge law firm 
of Campbell & Associates. 


Rt Rev. Daniel A McCabe ex '20, Salem, 3/88 
Rev. John J. Cadigan, SJ EX '22, Chestnut Hill, 1/2 
Rev. Thomas E. Sweeney '22, Boston, 12/3 1/90 
Cecil F. McGoldrick '23, West Roxbury, 1 1/26/90 
James W. Gagan EX '26, Bedford, 2/24 
L. Norris Luddy '27, East Bridgewater, 1 1/24/90 
Richard F. Murphy '29, Pelham, NH, 1/13 
Lawrence J. Cuddire '3 1, EX '37, Peabody, 1/25 
Gerard M. Kelley EX '3 1, Dorchester 
George B. Roddy '31, Dedham, 12/3/90 
Bartholomew M. Welch '31, Waltham, 1/29 
John F. Ryan '32, Maiden, 2/12 
Msgr. John F. Welch EX '32, Boston, 1/16 
Joseph V. Wilson '32, St. Petersburg, FL, 1/24 
Frederick Riley Houde, Esq., law '33, Branford, CT, 

Rev. Paul H. Rutde, SJ '33, Dorchester, 1/8 
Gerald A Wheland '33, GA&S '34, Whitman, 1/1 
Allan J. Anapol, Esq., LAW '34, W. Roxbury, 1/20 
John V. Bonner, Esq., GA&S '34, E. Sandwich, 1/26 
Rev. Walter J. Doyle EX '34, Stoneham, 2/15 
William C. Ray '34, WES '37, South Acton, 12/20/90 
Anthony J. Bragazzi EX '35, New York, NY, 7/89 
Mary M. Cronin, GA&s '35, Scituate, 1 1/90 
John C. Daly, EX '35, Chevy Chase, MD, 2/25 
Sr. Mary Leonora Lydon CSJ, EVE '35, Framingham, 

Rev. John W. Butler, SJ, EX '37, Weston, 1 1/16/90 
Lawrence H. Chandler '37, Winchester, 12/3 1/90 
Edward M.Joyce, Esq., law '37, Quincy, 11/17/90 
Rev. Myer M. Tobey, SJ '37, Baltimore, MD, 12/21/90 
James F. Blute, Jr., MD '38, Framingham, 9/18/90 
Frederick H. Downs, Jr. '38, Oak Bluffs 
Francis P. Foley '38, Braintree, 1/9 
Francis G. Stapleton '38, law '41, W. Haven, CT, 

Leo D. Caplice '39, N. Abington, 2/14 
Paul Devlin '39, Wellesley Hills, 1/1 
Mary A Mclnnis, GA&S '39, 1/6 
Joseph E. Pandolfino, MD '39, Revere, 1/12 
Francis M. Reilly, EVE '40, Waltham, 1/16 
Sr. M. Stephen Murphy CSJ, E\T; '40, Dorchester 
Sr. M. Yvonne Coddaire CSJ, eve '41, Framingham 
John J. Connor, Jr., MD '41, Princeton, NJ, 1 1/18/90 
John J. Lenihan '41, GA&S '53, Lowell, 1 1/10/90 
Paul S. Coleman '42, SW '47, Manchester, NH, 7/5/90 
Leo B. Driscoll '42, Owasso, OK, 2/85 
James L. McGuinness, Esq., LAW '42, Lynn, 7/27/90 
Antonio Mosca, Esq., LAW '42, Watertown, 2/20 
Rev. Frederick T. Burke '43, Melrose, 12/26/90 
William J. George, Esq., law '43, Wakefield, 2/6 
Louis KasslerMD '43, Newton Highlands, 12/18/90 
Robert L. Sherry '43, New Port Richey, FL, 7/29/90 
Henry F. Trainor, MD '43, Newburyport, 1/22 
John F. Elliott, Esq. '44, LAW '49, Cohasset, 10/23/90 
J. Edward Finigan Sr. EX '45, Concord, 12/3 1/90 
Frank D. Ronan EX '45, Arlington, 4/16/90 
Louis J. Thibault EX '45, Braintree, 1/1 
Sr. Rose Carmel Wallace, GA&S '46, '67, Springfield, 1/4 
John J. O'Connor, '47, GA&S '48, 9/68 
Sr. Helen Eucharia O'Sulhvan SCNJ, EVE '47, GA&S '48, 

Convent Station, NJ, 1 1/25/90 
Paul L. CosteUo '48, Wellesley, 12/19/90 
Mary Will Driscoll, GA&S '48, Milton, 1/18 
James F. Liebke Sr. '48, Sandown, NH, 1/19 

Rev. John W. Lynch SM, GA&s '48, Groton, 12/16/90 

Thomas J. McKay '48, Belmont, 12/26/90 

Paul G. Murphy '48, Stoneham, 1/4 

Joan Bathrick '49, Cloverdale, CA 

Clare T. Garrity, Esq., law '49, Lowell 

William A Garten, Jr. '49, Wilbraham, 12/12/90 

John P. Gleeson '49, Randolph, 12/20/90 

Betty Graffeo O'Malley '49, Cranston, RI, 12/2 1/90 

James F. McCarthy '50, Lexington, 2/14 

Thomas R. Melia '51, GA&S '56, Centerport, NY, 1 1/89 

Helen Wright Ross, GNUR '51, Walnut Creek, CA, 7/1 3/90 

B. Donald Thibault '51, Wobum, 1/17 

Rev. Everett F. Vierra '51, Hudson, 12/28/90 

Lt Cdr. George J. Adams '52, Springfield, VA 12/13/90 

Francis J. Cassidy '52, Swampscott, 12/24/90 

Paul A Ladas '53, Quincy, 1/24 

Emma E. Nourse, GNUR '53, Maiden, 1 1/29/90 

Robert F. Baggett '54, Needham, 12/24/90 

Robert L. Malone, Esq., LAW '54, Pompano Beach, FL, 7/16/90 

Daniel J. Bailey.Jr., Esq. '55, Weymouth, 1/20 

Sr. Mary Bosco Buckley CSJ, GA&S '55, Everett, 1/26 

Paul T. Russillo, GA&S '55, Garrett Park, MD, 2/5 

Robert A White '55, Camillus, NY, 12/30/90 

Edward J. McCarthy, Esq., law '56, Middlebury, CT, 1/9 

Anthony T. PawlowsH, GA&S '56, Cumberland, MD, 12/1 7/90 

James P. Howley '57', Quincy, 5/6/90 

Ann L. Clausmeyer, new '58, Newton, 9/88 

Austin Byrne Conley, EVE '58, Walnut Creek, CA 1/5 

Catherine T. Gallagher '58, New York, NY, 1 1/17/90 

Sr. Ellen Mary Hickey SND, GA&S '58, Hingham, 12/1/90 

Thomas J. Kelleher '58, Roslindale, 7/89 

Thomas R. Quinn, eve '58, E. Dennis, 1/4 

Sr. M. Arthur Gettings, OSF '59, Newton 

Richard F. Sylvestre '59, Woonsocket, RI, 12/31/90 

Sanrine P. Capria '60, Mohegan Lake, NY, 12/29/90 

John R. Donelan '60, SW '62, Dorchester, 1/19 

James R. Phalon, Esq. '61, Barrington, RI, 12/16/90 

Kathleen Hermann Flynn '62, Framingham, 10/20/90 

Morton A Sussman. GSOM '62, Framingham, 1 1/22/90 

John A Camacho '63, Oak Bluffs, 5/23/90 

Eldon B. Sudalter, Esq., LAW '63, Chestnut Hill, 1/4 

Sr. Mary Regina Badaracco, OSF, EVE '64, Newton 

Robert E. Sullivan, Jr. '64, Needham, 2/13 

Philip H. Woodes '65, WeUfleet, 1 1/16/90 

Michael George Egger '67, 8/72 

Sr. M. Catherine Fanning SSND, GA&S '67, Trumbell, CT, 

William L. Teisciero CPA GSOM '67, Westbrook, CT, 3/26/90 
Joanne T. Dempsey MD, new '68, Mineola, NY, 12/6/90 
Joseph A Guarino, Esq. '68, Port Washington, NY, 2/13 
Joseph F. Bruno 72, Hamden, CT, 12/7/90 
Dominic Peter Delorenzo, GA&S '72, Londonderry, NH, 2/6 
Thomas E. Kelly, Jr. '72, Moody, ME, 2/2 
Mary M. Bryant MD, NEW '73, Rapid City, SD 
Dennis Stakem '73, New Britain, CT, 1 1/1 5/90 
Pismai Mantakara, GA&S '74, W. Newton, 1/22 
Albert J. Daly, EVE '75, N. Andover, 2/2/90 
Patricia Kustka Cheever 77, W. Lynn, 1/23 
Rosemarie DiLeo Landauer, EVE '81, Weston, 12/10/90 
Darryl Lee Nobles '83, Boston, 6/89 
Dennis J. Glennon, GA&S '85, Dedham 
Donna Marie Smiy Flanigan '86, Stamford, CT, 12/7/90 
Charlene M. Labbe, GA&S '86, Waltham, 1/30 
Carol Anne Mulloy Cuttle, GA&S '88, Quincy, 1 1/29/90 

Editor's Note : Robert F. Tilley, MD '40, was incorrectly listed as 
deceased in the Winter edition. We regret the error.